Crystal Palace’s 1-1 draw with Newcastle United on Sunday produced a few sizable talking points on Sunday, with the Eagles awarded an arguably soft penalty in the second-half.
However, Swedish sports channel Viasat were far more interested in an incident involving a wayward fan, who raced onto the pitch during the game, initially supping from a bottle of beer.
The pitch invader was duly rugby-tackled by a speedy steward and after the game had finished, Viasat analysed the challenge as though it had involved the players themselves.
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— JOP (@40yearsofhurt) February 4, 2018
To be fair, that challenge was indeed worthy of a feature all of its own.
Here’s a rather helpful translation from @LlorisEdition…
“There goes his water bottle flying”
“I don’t think there’s water in that!”
“I thought the tackle was a bit high but he got the tackle in and that’s what’s most important!”
— Philip 🇸🇪 (@LlorisEdition) February 4, 2018
And give that steward a raise!