Football world stunned as female pitch invader cops savage hit

·Sports Reporter
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A pitch invader gets tackled (pictured left) and is clearly hurt (pictured right) during an MLS game.
A pitch invader copped a heavy tackle when she ran onto the field during the Nashville and Atlanta United MLS game. (Images: Twitter)

The sport world has been left shocked after a female pitch invader was absolutely smashed in a tackle during a US football game.

The MLS game between Nashville and Atlanta United came to a halt during the wild and wet weather that lashed GEODIS Park on the weekend.

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During the delay, a woman took the opportunity to storm the pitch.

Spectators cheered on the invader as she dodged a number of security guards during the dour break.

However, as she made her way across the pitch, a security guard out of view blindsided the pitch invader with a thunderous tackle.

The woman was pulled to her feet but appeared dazed when held by the guards.

One person in a video could be heard asking 'Is she out?" following the monster tackle.

The video did the rounds on social media with the video posted on former Bolton midfielder Stuart Holden's account.

There was debate on social media after the incident on whether the severity of the tackle was necessary.

Many fans pointed out that there were no players or staff on the field because of the rain delay.

The game finished 2-2 after the rain delay with Atlanta scoring a late equaliser.

Premier League Pitch invader causes uproar at Man City

The Premier League was also marred with an ugly incident during the final day of the season.

The wild scenes unfolded after an equally chaotic season finale, in which City staged an astonishing fight back from 2-0 down to snatch a 3-2 win and clinch their fourth Premier League title in five seasons.

It sparked scenes of hysteria around City's home ground and fans swarmed the pitch to celebrate after the final whistle.

However, as an official escorted Olsen off the pitch in the middle of the chaos, footage caught several home fans appearing to attack the Villa goalkeeper.

Villa boss Steven Gerrard, when asked if everyone got off the pitch OK, said: "The answer is no.

"My goalkeeper was attacked. I think those questions should go to Pep [Guadiola] and Manchester City."

City swiftly released a statement.

"Manchester City would like to sincerely apologise to Aston Villa goalkeeper Robin Olsen, who was assaulted after the final whistle at today's match when fans entered the pitch," the club said.

"The club has launched an immediate investigation and once identified, the individual responsible will be issued with an indefinite stadium ban."

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