Players bewildered as parachutist interrupts soccer game
Published 17/09/2013 | 11:14
An English minor league match was halted at the weekend when a parachutist landed in the middle of the pitch.
To the amazement of the Salisbury City and Chester FC players and the 1,000 fans inside the stadium, the airborne invader touched down in the second half.
He then calmly packed up his chute and walked off to applause from the supporters.
"The most bizarre thing I have ever seen on a football pitch happened today," he said on Twitter.
"Half way through the second half out of nowhere a parachutist landed on the pitch. No idea where he was supposed to land but he hit the ground hard. #bizarre."
His arrival was less popular though as he was set upon by members of the audience in Las Vegas.
A parachutist died in 2008 when he crash-landed in the stadium before an under-18 international between France and Ukraine in Orleans.