Watch: The most unpopular man in Wales is pelted with 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.
The pitch invader from the Wales vs South Africa game got a lovely welcome from the crowd as he got escorted out of the stadium. 👀 pic.twitter.com/FV3ScLZBE9
— RugbyLAD (@RugbyLAD7) November 6, 2021
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.
“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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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?
A ban for those who had a bet with him also
Need to take strong action, make no excuses like in some other sports, stadium ban, playing ban and legal action if possible.
Did alcohol play a part in this? Reduce the supply and close bars while play is in action.
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?
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….
And rugby fans never fight?
Ask my mate who use to be a bouncer.
Rugby fans dont even have to be segregated in stadia…..imagine that with football!!! :O
Waste of good beer…
In the same way, he’s a waste of good oxygen.
How exactly is such a ban enforced?
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.