The Manchester City fan who ran onto the field and leapt on Erling Haaland, kissing the striker has been identified as a former world boxing champion.
Terry Flanagan, a 34-year-old retired British professional fighter and ardent City supporter, held the WBO lightweight championship from 2015 to 2017. Only two of his 38 fights ended in losses, and he scored 14 KOs along the way.
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The Man City fan was later recognised as the Former world boxing champion after being taken away by the stadium security.
Former world boxing champion invade pitch
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During the celebration, Flanagan leapt onto the field from the stand and sprinted off to join in the celebrations with Erling Haaland and he hurled himself upon his back.
According to reports from the Sun, Flanagan appeared to kiss the forward's neck, but the player didn't seem startled by the encounter.
However, soon after arriving on the scene, security held Flanagan and removed him from the field.
The amazing invasion was rapidly discussed on Twitter by admirers with one fan saying, "That fan caught Haaland by surprise!"
Another noted, "We're lucky Haaland is a unit, if it was Bernardo he'd be paralysed."
One declared, "That must have been a memorable moment for him."
Another added, "That fan bet his crib on Haaland to score."