A streaker is taken from the field during the International
Test Match between the New Zealand All Blacks and England
at Forsyth Barr Stadium. Photo by Getty
A security guard who "smashed" a streaker at last night's
All Black's game has been criticised by some viewers for the
The male streaker dodged security to invade the pitch in the
second half of the test against England at Dunedin's Forsyth
But he was quickly taken out by a fast-moving security guard
who launched a tackle from behind, sending him to the ground.
The streaker is then held in a headlock, and two security
guards escort him off the pitch.
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Video footage of the incident has clocked up almost 117,000
views on Youtube, and condemnation from some fans who said
the security guard went too far.
The hard-hitting tackle was described as "bone crushing",
"unnecessary" and "mental".
Others joked he should have been playing on the team, rather
than manning the security.
Sports website, fansided.com, described the tackle as "bone
"We're not talking some small hit here or even a grab around
the neck in [an] effort to send the nude fan to the ground.
We're talking a full on, two-footed launch from three feet
out that would make hard hitting NFL Pro Bowl talent blush.
"I mean seriously – look at [the] dude's neck jerk back. He's
lucky it stayed attached to his head."
On Youtube, commentators suggested the move was "a bit
"Could have really hurt the poor guy," Ilona N David Pu'a
VoztokTV said: "Something tells me that security guard almost
made the team but ended up with that job instead."
Namehereplease posted: "Wow that is mental. I hope that guy
is ok. I know sure the guy shouldn't have been there but
there is sensible and then there is being a munter acting
like he is trying out for gridiron."
- by Patrice Dougan of APNZ