Who Was The Fan To Breach Security In World Cup Final, Meet Virat Kohli?
In the Cricket World Cup 2023 final, a fan breached a tight security cordon to enter the field of play in a desperate attempt to hug Virat Kohli in Ahmedabad's Narendra Modi Stadium. The incident created plenty of ruckus in the stadium, prompting the security officals to spring into action. The man has since been booked, and identified as Wen Johnson. Johnson wore a face mask bearing the design of a Palestine flag and a T-shirt with slogans- 'Stop bombing Palestine' and 'Save Palestine'- written on the front and back sides, respectively. He was initially taken to Chandkheda police station but has now been handed over to the crime branch.
The detailed identity of the person has been revealed by JCP Cime Neeraj Kumar Badgujar.
"Yesterday, during the match, a person entered the stadium... It was found that his name is Van Johnson and he is a citizen of Australia. His mother is Indonesian and father is Chinese... Whatever he earns, he uses it to go to various matches and trespasses matches... In 2020, he entered the rugby match, he was fined more than USD 200 and then he was let off... In 2023 also he entered a women's match, and then he was fined USD 500 dollars... He entered the match yesterday to become famous... He entered the stadium through gate number 1 wearing a blue t shirt supporting the Indian team... then he just jumped above the 6.5-foot-high fencing covered with barbed wire. His hands were also injured... An FIR was registered... Now the investigation has been transferred to the crime branch... We got the remand for 1 day," JCP Crime Neeraj Kumar Badgujar told ANI.
#WATCH | Ahmedabad, Gujarat: JCP Crime Neeraj Kumar Badgujar says, "Yesterday, during the match, a person entered the stadium... It was found that