Before Spain defeated Holland today in South Africa, a Spanish man got within inches of grabbing the World Cup trophy after invading the pitch.
Jaume Marquet Cot, otherwise known as Jimmy Jump, was hauled off by security after running onto the Soccer City Stadium field and attempting to place a barretina (hat) on top of the trophy.
Cot is the same dumbass who accosted Roger Federer in 2009 French Open final and has notoriously invaded playing spaces of high profile sports events for years. Read more…
From the moment Rafa Nadal got knocked out last week, this French Open pretty much handed to Roger Federer. Upstart Swede Robin Soderling couldn’t stop him, and neither could one overzealous fan who came on to the court to try and give Federer an FC Barcelona hat midway through the second set.
We’re not huge tennis fans around here (huge tennis boobs are another story), so we welcome any attempts by streakers and nutjobs to liven up Roland Garros. And with one of the hardest-hitting security-on-fan tackles you’ll see, we can’t say this morning that tennis isn’t a contact sport.
Identity of the fan, and video after the jump.