YouTube prank star disrupts the World Cup final

The fan had “natural born prankster” scrawled on his torso, and that statement is somewhat true. 

 

Audra Schroeder

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Published Jul 13, 2014   Updated May 30, 2021, 11:26 pm CDT

During Sunday’s World Cup final, one of the biggest plays wasn’t shown on camera. And it wasn’t actually part of the game.

During the second half, a fan ran onto the field. The camera cut away to a shot of the Christ the Redeemer statue. However, newly minted journalist LeBron James happened to catch the action in an Instagram video.

The fan had “natural born prankster” scrawled on his torso, and that statement is somewhat true. The Cup disrupter was none other than YouTube prank star Vitaly Zdorovetskiy, who is perhaps best known for his ill-advised bomb and zombie attack pranks.

Zdorovetskiy hinted at the stunt last night on Twitter.

See you guys tomorrow on Tv 😉 Germany vs Argentina

— Vitaly Zdorovetskiy (@Vitalyzdtv) July 12, 2014

He also attempted to get a smooch from Germany’s Benedikt Howedes before being tackled and hauled off the field, but Howedes gave him the gas face.

LOOOL @Vitalyzdtv pic.twitter.com/29AvxdJVOd

— Habiba Da Silva (@HabibaDaSilva) July 13, 2014

How will he ever top this prank?

 H/T USA Today |Photo by hectoralejandro/Flickr (CC By 2.0) | Remix by fern

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*First Published: Jul 13, 2014, 10:35 pm CDT