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England vs Romania halted by topless pitch invader as TV commentators apologise for fans shouting ‘you fat b******’


ENGLAND’S first half with Romania was halted after a topless pitch invader gave the fans something to cheer.

In an opening drab 45 minutes, viewers joked that the culprit provided the best entertainment of the match so far.

A pitch invader gave fans something to cheer in the first half

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A pitch invader gave fans something to cheer in the first halfCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd
Luke Shaw found the funny side as the man was escorted off the field

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Luke Shaw found the funny side as the man was escorted off the fieldCredit: Times Newspapers Ltd

The man forced his way onto the field towards the end of the first period and was encouraged by those inside the Riverside Stadium.

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With stewards chasing him down, the man ran for around 50-yards before he was eventually caught and escorted out.

Supporters, who had little to cheer up until that moment, greeted his arrival on the field with a rendition of ‘you fat b******’.

ITV commentators were then forced to apologise to viewers watching at home for the language from fans.

Others flocked to social media to joke that they were finally entertained following a goalless half of football.

One said: “Best entertainment so far… an invader on the pitch.”

Another added: “England v Romania first half notable moments: Pitch Invader. That is all.”

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Fans couldn't resist singing 'you fat b******' at the pitch invader

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Fans couldn’t resist singing ‘you fat b******’ at the pitch invaderCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd

A third wrote: “Chanting ‘you fat b******’ at the pitch invader is top Sunday night entertainment on ITV isn’t it though?”

Boss Gareth Southgate named a weakened side in England’s final game before the Euros get underway next Friday.

They flattered to deceive in the first half but did rattle the bar twice through Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Jadon Sancho.

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