Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Who Was The Fan To Breach Security In World Cup Final, Meet Virat Kohli?

Within the Cricket World Cup 2023 remaining, a fan breached a decent safety cordon to enter the sector of play in a determined try to hug Virat Kohli in Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium. The incident created loads of ruckus within the stadium, prompting the safety officals to spring into motion. The person has since been booked, and recognized as Wen Johnson. Johnson wore a face masks bearing the design of a Palestine flag and a T-shirt with slogans- ‘Cease bombing Palestine’ and ‘Save Palestine’- written on the back and front sides, respectively. He was initially taken to Chandkheda police station however has now been handed over to the crime department.

The detailed id of the particular person has been revealed by JCP Cime Neeraj Kumar Badgujar.

“Yesterday, in the course of the match, an individual entered the stadium… It was discovered that his title is Van Johnson and he’s a citizen of Australia. His mom is Indonesian and father is Chinese language… No matter he earns, he makes use of it to go to varied matches and trespasses matches… In 2020, he entered the rugby match, he was fined greater than USD 200 after which he was let off… In 2023 additionally he entered a ladies’s match, after which he was fined USD 500 {dollars}… He entered the match yesterday to develop into well-known… He entered the stadium by means of gate number one carrying a blue t shirt supporting the Indian crew… then he simply jumped above the 6.5-foot-high fencing coated with barbed wire. His arms have been additionally injured… An FIR was registered… Now the investigation has been transferred to the crime department… We obtained the remand for 1 day,” JCP Crime Neeraj Kumar Badgujar advised ANI.

The incident occurred earlier than the primary drinks break. The safety personnel instantly apprehended the person.

“The Australian nationwide, recognized as Wen Johnson, has been detained and booked on the fees of trespassing and obstructing public servants in discharge of obligation,” stated Viraj Jadeja, inspector, Chandkheda police station.

The ICC does not enable any political sloganeering throughout occasions organised by the worldwide governing physique of cricket and any such act can be not allowed in India.

A preliminary probe has revealed that Johnson is a routine offender and was booked in his nation for invading sports activities fields up to now, stated Jadeja.

“Johnson advised us that he’s a fan of Virat Kohli and needed to fulfill him in the course of the match. He wore the pro-Palestine T-shirt only for the sake of it. In any other case, his fundamental goal was to fulfill Kohli,” the police officer stated.

Johnson was detained after the registration of FIR within the night.

In among the movies and images he has shared on his Instagram deal with ‘pyjamamann’, Johnson might be seen invading fields throughout soccer video games and being taken away by safety personnel.

In a single such photograph, Johnson might be seen carrying a T-shirt saying “Free Ukraine” as he intruded a pitch.

Johnson placed on a standard T-shirt over the one with pro-Palestine slogans to enter the stadium. He then eliminated the outer T-shirt earlier than working in the direction of Kohli, who was batting at the moment, Jadeja stated.

When requested about his motive, Johnson advised reporters on the police station that he needed to fulfill Kohli and that he was carrying the T-shirt with the slogans as a result of he helps Palestine.

Israel and Palestine group Hamas have been engaged in a conflict since October 7.

With PTI inputs

(Aside from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV workers and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

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