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Sam Kerr sends pitch invader to crumble to ground in Chelsea Champions League draw

the pitch invader got more than he expected when he ran onto the pitch in Chelsea’s game with Juventus – and found himself lying on the grass after a shoulder barge from Sam Kerr .

The Blues’ Women’s Champions League game against Juventus on Wednesday was interrupted when the fan ran across the pitch, filming the footage on their phone.

Perhaps expecting a flight attendant to gently escort them off the scene, he was taken aback by Australian striker Kerr as she lined up a tackle that sent them flying.

Manager Emma Hayes saw both sides of the incident at Kingsmeadow, laughing at her player’s resounding intervention while admitting her frustration that the fan was allowed to go this far.

“He could have waited until the end for a photo if he really wanted one,” she said afterwards. “But aside from the jokes, we have to think about the safety of the players.

“We’ve seen in the growth of the game there’s this feeling that the players are more in demand. This should remind all of us in our stadiums and with our stewards, we must prioritize the protection of the players. “

Kerr won appreciation from compatriot Andrew Symonds, the former cricketer who knocked out a streaker while playing at Gabba in 2008.

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“We’re obviously raised here in Australia and we’re not taking a step back,” Symonds told Fox Sports on day two of The Ashes First Test.

“In the heat of the moment there is a lot of adrenaline and when someone interrupts the game like that it can be frustrating.

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