- Title: Cheeky fan sneaks into Cardiff stadium for final, gets chased by stewards
- Date: 3rd June 2017
- Summary: CARDIFF, WALES, UNITED KINGDOM (JUNE 3, 2017) (REUTERS) EXTERIOR OF CARDIFF'S "NATIONAL STADIUM OF WALES" WHERE FANS ARE GATHERING AHEAD OF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL JUVENTUS LEGEND ALESSANDRO DEL PIERO (IN BLUE SUIT) WALKING TO SECURITY FENCE SURROUNDED BY MEN IN SUITS AND SECURITY PERSONNEL / FAN WEARING GREY HOODIE LOOKS TO HIS RIGHT AND NOTICES DEL PIERO'S ARRIVAL CAUSES ATTENTION TO DIVERT ONTO HIM / FAN KEEPS WALKING NEAR RAILINGS AND KEEPS LOOKING OVER AT SECURITY AND STEWARDS BEFORE HOPPING OVER THE FENCE, GOING AROUND THE SIDE OF ANOTHER FENCE TO CLIMB BACK INTO A SPOT AFTER THE GATE ENTRANCE / A STEWARD NOTICES THE FAN AND CHASES HIM / THE FAN RUNS INTO THE STADIUM WITH THE STEWARD FOLLOWING HIM / SEVERAL OTHER SECURITY PERSONNEL AND STEWARDS FOLLOW HIM IN MORE OF STADIUM EXTERIOR
- Embargoed: 17th June 2017 18:08
- Keywords: Cardiff stadium final Alessandro Del Piero fan climbing fence fan sneaking into stadium Champions League
- Location: CARDIFF, WALES, UK
- City: CARDIFF, WALES, UK
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Soccer,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA0016JQ31HJ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: A soccer fan breached security at the national stadium in Cardiff on Saturday (June 3) by skipping over the railings and running into the stadium ahead of the 2017 Champions League final between Juventus and Real Madrid.
The fan had been loitering outside Gate 7's hospitality entrance of the stadium which VIPs often use to enter the stadium. The fan took his opportunity when Juventus legend Alessandro Del Piero arrived at the gate and AS a group formed around the Italian, the fan crossed over the railings and sneaked across past the gate.
A steward saw the fan breach the entrance and chased him into the stadium.
It was not immediately clear whether the fan was caught.
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