By Chris Wright
In which a plucky fan hurtles onto the pitch during the deciding shootout at the end of last night’s friendly between Everton and Juventus in San Francisco and proceeds to steal Kwadwo Asamoach’s penalty from right underneath his nose…
Encroach onto the pitch and disrupt a penalty shootout in a competitive game = set upon by stewards and probably a tazer to the crotch at some point.
Encroach onto pitch and disrupt a penalty shootout during pre-season friendly = hearty laughs all round!
It’s all about picking your moment.
Anyway, for the record, Everton won the game on penalties after the first 120 minutes finished level at 1-1, with 19-year-old Everton youngster John Stones living up to his name and displaying a mighty set of such as he dinked away a sweet Panenka to score the Toffees’ penultimate pen in a shootout that ended 6-5 to the Premier League side…
Oh and by the way, Pirlo missed his pen.