Old Trafford pitch invader allowed to run free, touch Zlatan’s hair


An unidentified man came out of the stands and onto the pitch in the 67th minute of Man United 1–0 Europa League win against Zorya. The man wore a full Manchester United kit to try and blend in with the players, but his touches of the ball quickly betrayed that image. Astonishingly, he was still allowed to run around until the end of the match.

After the final whistle, goal scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic let the clearly envious man touch his hair.


Though this was surely a dream come true for the man, the club risks encouraging similar pitch invasions in the future by not taking a firmer position against his act. This could have severe repercussions when facing more formidable opponents.