Champions League Pitch Invader Kinsey Wolanski Fined Just €15,000 For Stunt
Champions League final pitch invader Kinsey Wolanski earned herself world notoriety for her stunt and it only cost the Instagram model €15,000, which was definitely worth it for her and Vitaly Uncensored.
After the 2018 Champions League final gave us four of the most incredible moments in finals gone by there was a lot of expectation on the 2019 final between Liverpool and Spurs.
Last Saturday's final certainly started in the kind of way that made us believe we could be on for another classic with Sadio Mane earning Liverpool a penalty inside the first 30 seconds thanks to Moussa Sissoko's outstretched arm.
However the final never really got going from there and. other than a couple of late saves from Alisson and Divock Origi's goal that settled the game, there wasn't too much good football to excited about.
Instead the most excitement came from the scantily clad Instagram model, Kinsey Wolanski, who decided to run on the pitch mid match.
Wolanski was taken off the pitch by security and arrested and, according to MARCA, was fined €15,000 for the stunt, €5,000 for trespassing and €10,000 for advertising.
But, despite the fine, Vitaly Uncensored ended up making a good investment with advertising during the final worth a reported $3.97 million.
$3.97 million: Value, in equivalent advertising time as of 5:30pm ET, garnered by Vitaly Uncensored, an adult site featured on the clothing of streaking model Kinsey Wolanski, according to @ApexMGAnalytics. Wolansky is girlfriend of YouTuber Vitaly Zdorovetskiy, who owns the site pic.twitter.com/R3obTmdKYU- Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) June 1, 2019
On top of that excellent return as far as the advertising costs are concerned the model also earned herself two million followers on Instagram, before her account was deleted after she claimed it was hacked.
Wolanski was also given a special Champions League ticket plaque after the final, according to her by a UEFA official:
The sweetest guy who works for UEFA gave me this plaque in the airport :sob::sob::sob: pic.twitter.com/nLF83BnD8i- Kinsey wolanski (@KinseyWolanski) June 2, 2019
You really don't expect that the headlines following a Champions League will be dominated by an Instagram model running on the pitch mid-match, it might well be the best way to prove the quality of the match.