A streaker ran onto the pitch and temporarily interrupted the World Cup final . The man – thought to be Russian comedian Vitaly Zdorovetskiy – ran onto the pitch during the second half.
He could be seen blowing kisses at the crowd and running towards the players.
At one point the comedian – who had “natural born prankster” written on his body – attempted to kiss German player Benedikt Howedes.
The streaker, a famous youtuber, tries to kiss Benedikt Höwedes – pic.twitter.com/11rgwZTx9H
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TV fans were unable to see the moment, with coverage instead showing an image of the famous Christ the Redeemer.
However, basketball star LeBron James was among those who filmed the streaker and uploaded it onto Instagram.
Eventually the man was tackled by about five security guards and hauled off the pitch.