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A pitch invader who was taken out by a security guard in brutal fashion during last weekend's NRL game between Gold Coast Titans and Parramatta Eels claims she has been dumped by her boyfriend following the incident. You can see the moment below.
Javon Johnson says she achieved her life-long dream of running onto the pitch at a major sporting event on Saturday night.
In the 72nd minute of the National Rugby League clash between the Titans and the Eels, Johnson hopped over the fence after the away side scored to make it 24-16.
Eels halfback Mitchell Moses was about to take his kick inside the Cbus Super Stadium when the crowd erupted.
Johnson had sprinted onto the field wearing just jeans and a bra, then avoided one attempt from a security guard before being wiped out by an almighty tackle.
his reaction to the streaker getting SLAMMED into the ground i am LIVING pic.twitter.com/dyOchSYy3I— bib 🏈 (@sunsetpogues) April 9, 2022
The incident has been watched by millions online, including the pitch invader's boyfriend, who was far from happy with what happened in Queensland.
In fact, Johnson claims he sent her a text saying she was an ‘idiot’ and a ‘disgrace'.
She shared a screenshot of the text message on her social media. “You’re an idiot and a disgrace," it read. "Thank you for an absolute embarrassment. Don’t try contact me.”
Johnson also re-posted the video on her TikTok with the caption: “When your man doesn’t come to the footy but wakes up to this…”
A streaker has been crash tackled during an NRL match between the @GCTitans and the @TheParraEels on the Gold Coast. Dramatic video of the takedown has also emerged sparking calls for a review into the actions of the security guard. https://t.co/OF81oZXOfr #NRL #7NEWS pic.twitter.com/lsdwfKtyli— 7NEWS Sydney (@7NewsSydney) April 10, 2022
Fans online have been divided as to whether the security guard was entitled to tackle Johnson as hard as he did.
Gold Coast chairman Dennis Watt said the incident could have been handled better. “You heard this collective intake of breath around the ground," he told News Corp. "It did seem over the top and it put the intruder at real physical risk.”
But Johnson herself has defended the man involved. In an interview with Seven News, she said: “I got what I deserved. He [the security guard] was doing his job."
In another interview, she said: “I know exactly what I did. It’s been a bucket list thing and when your friends say, ‘I dare you to do it’, you don’t actually think you’re going to do it.
“It was such a surreal, out-of-body experience. It’s the adrenaline of the crowd…
“I used to play AFL and rugby and I have three brothers, so getting tackled was not a problem. The tackle was honestly fine, it was more how much air I got.
“I guess it just looks so much worse. He could have just grabbed me at that time and I would have fallen over.
“I think it’s fair play. I definitely took what I deserved. He should keep his job.”
The Gold Coast Titans have released a statement saying they are ‘working with Cbus Super Stadium and their security provider to get a full understanding of the incident and we will have a report from the venue in coming days.'
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