Fair to say this security guard takes his job seriously.
Saturday night's NRL clash between the Gold Coast Titans and Parramatta Eels was interrupted by a pitch invader late in the game.
Now this wouldn't usually be headline news given how often we see a drunk fan attempt to be the hero of all their mates.
But given the efforts of the security guard to quell this female invader's efforts, it was definitely worth highlighting.
The takedown occurred at the 72nd minute mark with Eels halfback Mitchell Moses kicking from just beside the posts after the Eels had just scored to make it 24 - 16.
9NewsAUS: RT @9NewsGoldCoast: SECURITY TACKLE: A pitch invader has been dealt a "heavy-handed" response at last night's game between the Gold Coast Titans and Parramatta Eels.- ImAllNews (Australia) (@ImAllNews_AU) April 10, 2022
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As Moses was just about to kick, the crowd erupted as the female ran onto the field wearing just jeans and a bra.
The woman evaded one attempt from a security guard takedown before another took her down with a thumping tackle.
The hit quickly gathered steam on social media while the commentary team was also left shellshocked at the ferocity of the hit.
"It's 13 on 14 now right now. She just got crunched," sideline reporter Matt Russell said.
Moses was also left perplexed at the incident, cringing initially before laughing and sharing a joke with referee Peter Gough.
He slotted the goal before the Eels held on for a 26-20 victory.
his reaction to the streaker getting SLAMMED into the ground i am LIVING pic.twitter.com/dyOchSYy3I- bib :football: (@sunsetpogues) April 9, 2022
The footage quickly gathered steam on social media with fans and NRL personalities alike.
"Tackle. Although bunker is reviewing for possible dangerous throw. Could be on report and sin bin. Then charged. Then fined," NRL great Phil Gould tweeted.
The topless pitch invader didn't seem to be affected by the big hit, with pictures showing her smiling as she was escorted from the field of play.
Despite many seeing the funny side of the incident, Gold Coast boss Dennis Watt said the club would review the footage, saying the tackle was over the top.
"There needs to be a review of what happened," Watt said.
"From where I was sitting it did seem heavy-handed. It could have been handled better. It did seem over the top and it put the intruder at real physical risk."
"Security does a very good job protecting fans and players, however on this occasion the fan could have been contained more easily than that without the risk of injury."
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