Infamous prankster ‘Jarvo’ appears to have struck again as video footage shows him celebrating with Real Madrid players on the pitch after their Champions League final win over Liverpool, sparking further security concerns over the chaotic game in Paris.
In a video on YouTube, ‘Jarvo’ – real name Daniel Jarvis – can be seen brazenly leaping over the barriers onto the Stade de France pitch, just yards behind a line of French police officers who faced Real Madrid fans.
He then, incredibly, hugs Vinicius Jr, who scored the only goal of the game to give Real their 14th European triumph, talks to Gareth Bale and then jumps over the barrier again to shake hands with Casemiro, Eder Militao and Eden Hazard .
Jarvis had seemingly gotten close to the pitch by posing as a member of the TV crew, as seen wearing a ‘TV’ vest while wearing a Real Madrid shirt – with Jarvo 69 on the back – and matching shorts underneath .
The incredible footage shows Daniel Jarvis jumping the barrier on three separate occasions
Jarvis then approaches the celebrating Real Madrid players before hugging match winner Vinicius Jr
The point-of-view footage captures the moment the pitch invader hugs Vinicius Jr
He walked the corridors of France’s national stadium unchallenged before joining the pool of TV crews and cameramen behind the goal that housed the majority of Real Madrid fans.
Jarvis then strips down to his Real Madrid attire and unnoticed, despite standing close to the police, security guards and stewards, enters the field and saunters over to the group of players before hugging Vinicius.
“We did it bro, we did it,” “Jarvo” tells the Brazilian star in the video titled INVADING CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL – *SUCCESS*.
In another act of bravery, which came just hours after kick-off was delayed by 36 minutes due to crowds and safety concerns around the Stade de France and fans being pepper sprayed and tear gassed by French police, Jarvis decides to try his luck again – and it succeeds.
The footage shows the infamous court invader up close and personal with real players
After a third invasion, Jarvo hugs and talks to Eden Hazard
The footage raises serious concerns about a lack of safety at the Champions League final
He briefly rejoins the group of television workers before stepping over the small barricade to clasp and hug Casemiro and a reluctant Eder Militao.
Jarvis invaded the pitch for the third time, shaking hands and hugging substitute Hazard before finally being approached by security and escorted out of the venue.
In the video, Jarvis can also be seen near pundits like Jamie Carragher and Micah Richards, as well as sports presenter Kate Abdo.
The footage raises serious concerns about the security operation put in place by French authorities and UEFA and follows the pre-match issues that are now the subject of an investigation by European Football Association.
It’s the latest example of Jarvis disrupting a major sporting event. In September he was arrested on suspicion of assault after stepping onto the pitch for the third straight England friendly and sparking a confrontation with Jonny Bairstow.
Jarvis has already been banned from Lord’s and Headingley for being on the pitch during the second and third Tests against India.
At Headingley, Jarvis invaded the pitch with pads, a helmet and a racquet. Bairstow was involved again and appeared angry at Jarvis, kicking a batting glove at him as he yelled at him before two security guards dragged him away.
Jarvis has previously disrupted other sporting events including three England friendlies
In September he was arrested on suspicion of assault after stepping onto the pitch and colliding with Jonny Bairstow
In the second Test at Lord’s, he had entered the outfield posing as an Indian outfielder.
In October, Jarvis had to be escorted off the pitch at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium after invading the pitch and standing next to New Zealand’s rugby stars.
It was his fifth stunt of the year as it came after the three cricket invasions and a stoppage of an NFL game.
The French government has sought to blame Liverpool for the chaos leading up to the final in Paris, where fans of Jurgen Klopp’s side feared for their safety as women and children were among those trapped in the severe congestion outside the stadium.
Liverpool chairman Tom Werner has written to Amelie Oudea-Castera, France’s sport minister, demanding an apology for her claim that 30,000 to 40,000 people were “without tickets or with fake tickets” at the Stade de France.
Fans have attacked the French police, authorities and UEFA over the problems that have arisen in the hours leading up to the game’s scheduled 21:00 CET kick-off.