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Watch: The most unpopular man in Wales is pelted with beer by irate Wales fans

07 Nov 2021 2 minutes Read
The pitch invader is covered in beer by irate Wales fans

This is the moment the pitch invader who ran onto the field of play potentially obstructing a Wales try in the match against South Africa was pelted with beer by irate Welsh fans.

On 63 minutes with the game tied at 15-15 and Wales in the ascendancy, Liam Williams had a chance to score on the wing, but looked to have been hampered by the intruder who had run on to the pitch.

Dubbed the ‘the most unpopular man in Wales’ by rugby supporters who took to social media to condemn his actions, he was quickly removed by security and booed by the entire Principality Stadium. He was then pelted with beer as he was led away by stewards.

South Africa went on to win the game 23-18 in a thrilling encounter, but the actions of the drunken fan remained a huge talking point.

Former Wales and Lions centre Jamie Roberts, appearing as a pundit for Amazon Prime Video, questioned security at the Principality Stadium.

“I’m sure security are going to have a look at that,” he said. “You cannot have fans coming onto the field during play.

The moment the pitch invader runs on to the playing area.

“Whether Liam goes on to score that, I’m not quite sure, the pass is behind him anyway but that is just outrageous.

“I know a fan got on during the All Blacks line-up during the anthem last week, and that’s happened again this week so, they have to look at that because it’s unacceptable at this level.”

In a statement issued after the game Principality Stadium manager Mark Williams said: “We condemn this type of behaviour in the strongest possible terms.

“He was intercepted and immediately escorted from the stadium and handed over to South Wales Police.”

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Leigh Richards
Leigh Richards
22 days ago

Apparently the cretin plays for senghenydd rfc – reports he did it for a bet ☹️. If this is true the wru needs to withdraw his registration to play rugby in Wales and ban him from the stadium for life. There is a petition here : https://www.change.org/p/principality-stadium-lifetime-ban-for-callum-rowe-from-principality-stadium?

CapM
CapM
22 days ago
Reply to  Leigh Richards

A ban for those who had a bet with him also

Eifion
Eifion
22 days ago

Need to take strong action, make no excuses like in some other sports, stadium ban, playing ban and legal action if possible.

Ap Kenneth
Ap Kenneth
22 days ago

Did alcohol play a part in this? Reduce the supply and close bars while play is in action.

Glen
Glen
22 days ago
Reply to  Ap Kenneth

If that had been a football game the culprit would have spent the night in cells, faced a 3 year ban and a heavy fine.

Why are rugby hooligans treated differently?

Dai Rob
Dai Rob
22 days ago
Reply to  Glen

If he was a football fan, he probably would have been fighting in the streets before & after the game! Football has got the history, remember….

Glen
Glen
22 days ago
Reply to  Dai Rob

And rugby fans never fight?
Ask my mate who use to be a bouncer.

Dai Rob
Dai Rob
22 days ago
Reply to  Glen

Rugby fans dont even have to be segregated in stadia…..imagine that with football!!! :O

Catriona Yule
Catriona Yule
22 days ago

Waste of good beer…

Welsh_Siôn
Welsh_Siôn
22 days ago
Reply to  Catriona Yule

In the same way, he’s a waste of good oxygen.

Stephen Mason
Stephen Mason
21 days ago

How exactly is such a ban enforced?

Paul
Paul
20 days ago

Being under the influence of alcohol is NOT A LEGAL DEFENCE in criminal law, and obviously anyone developing this as a theme to mitigate this waste of space actions is almost equally culpable. This is a very simple matter off EXTREME STUPIDITY and the behaviour of a complete low life. PERIOD. I would not want be in those shoes and the family says

‘We’re just really concerned for his mental wellbeing and want to stress that he’s not some kind of monster and doesn’t deserve all this.’

Really! The stupidly is in the DNA.

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