He jumped the railing so confidently
The United States men’s team victory over Mexico in the CONCACAF Nations League final on Sunday night had it all. There was a late draw from Weston McKennie, a Christian Pulisic penalty in extra time and an even more decisive penalty save minutes later by substitute goalkeeper Ethan Horvath, who was forced into action after an injury to starter Zack. Steffen.
In such a dramatic game, it was logical that the drama was not limited to the playing field. When the CBS Sports Network team interrupted the first 90 minutes during the break between regulation time and overtime, they were interrupted by a fan running behind the set, chased by security. The broadcast director deserves a lot of credit for deciding to cut to show the intruder just as he jumped over a railing.
“Wow, sorry, everyone,” said host Kate Abdo. “Something is happening behind us.”
Watching someone plummet out of sight from a stranger is a bit scary, but the man’s lack of hesitation makes it seem like he wasn’t too concerned about the fall. However, the security guard was unwilling to risk it and took the longest road.
As we’ve seen in the NBA playoffs lately, fans are eager to misbehave now that they are allowed to return to the stadiums in large numbers. However, compared to those incidents, this one is pretty harmless. No one is endangered or dehumanized by an idiot trying to get on television. There was much worse behavior from the fans early in the evening in Denver. The game was briefly stopped due to homophobic chants from Mexican fans, and there were two separate cases in which fans threw trash at players. American midfielder Gio Reyna received a blow to the head with a bottle and had to be treated by the team’s medical staff.
Stupid fan behavior won’t stop anytime soon, but if you’re going to do something silly, make it something like running to a TV and doing evasive parkour. You will spend the night in jail, you could break an ankle, but at least you will be the only one who will pay a price for your actions.
The best of you
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For the world of sports
Yuka Saso, 19, won the US Women’s Open, tying Inbee Park as the youngest winner in that tournament. … Taya Currie, 16, is the First player selected by the OHL, a Canadian high-level youth hockey league.. … Jon Rahm was forced to withdraw from the Memorial as he led by six strokes after testing positive for COVID-19. … An Italian footballer died during a game played in honor of his brother, who died in 2018. … Josh Donaldson screamed Gerrit Cole as pitchers’ use of foreign substances is increasingly scrutinized. … A bicyclist ran 18 miles in his socks after breaking a wheel on his bike early in a race.
Here’s Horvath’s Amazing Salvation
And here is the view inside the stand of the great call of Marcelo Balboa in Univision
Full count, two outs to the bottom of the ninth, and they call you wrong?
Third base coach Phil Nevin, who is not cleared to coach on the field because he still has an IV port in his arm after being treated for staph and kidney infections in addition to COVID-19, was expelled
Arike Ogunbowale hits the doorbell in his sleep
Trae Young was more excited about this intro than anyone
Simone Biles won her seventh US title.
Saso’s swing is identical to Rory McIlroy
That’s a power move
I can’t believe how long this glove change lasted
It’s hard to be more American than this
One 453 foot PUMP
United Airlines bought 15 supersonic jets, but they won’t be operational until at least 2029. … The cheetah is being reintroduced to India 60 years after it became extinct there. … El Salvador will be the first country to convert Bitcoin into legal tender.
Hammerhead shark chasing a boy in a kayak
A good song
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Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.