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18/12/2013 03:46 GMT | Updated 18/12/2013 03:47 GMT

Sunderland Pitch Invader Leaves Stewards On Their Knees (PICTURES)

Sunderland and Chelsea's Capital One Cup encounter was pretty drab for large portions, so a pitch invader took it upon himself to enliven proceedings with a mazy run past dithering stewards.

Football supporters are accustomed to stewards' power-hungry approach, so any time such jobsworths are left in their wake by a daring fan is often celebrated by those on the terraces.

Sky Sports, in fact, showed the topless (he must be from the north-east) invader, which made a refreshing change from the majority of broadcasters that refuse to do so, as humourless commentators bemoan the "idiot" as if he or she poses an actual threat.

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The fan prepares to storm past a number of dithering stewards

The invader goaded players, evaded stewards - as one of them fell over - and performed a knee slide before he was finally led away.

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