Tuesday October 22 2019
Parachute pitch invader banned

The man who parachuted into the Mapei Stadium during Sassuolo 3-4 Inter has been banned, but claims he did not intend to stage a pitch invasion.

The curious incident occurred on Sunday afternoon, just as Inter were preparing to take a penalty.

Television cameras cut away from the scene, as they try not to give publicity to pitch invaders. 

According to news agency Ansa, the 36-year-old had taken off at the nearby Campovolo airport.

He claimed to have made an emergency landing when running into problems, having “not realised that little green square was a stadium.”

The man has been given a Daspo – ban from attending sporting events – for the pitch invasion.

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