Topless Reading streaker does flips after running on pitch during Bradford showdown

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Reading secured their spot in the semi-finals of the FA Cup with a 3-0 win over Bradford - but it was one pitch invader in particular who was the star of the show.

The unnamed Reading fan made his way onto the pitch in the middle of the second half after evading match stewards. However just as it looked as though his moment in the spotlight was up, he inexplicably started doing flips as the men in orange jackets watched on, bemused. 


An official statement from Reading said: "During the second half a man entered the pitch, he was arrested and ejected from the Stadium. Objects were subsequently thrown from the away end, and this has been detailed in the referee’s report."

The Championship club also noted other unsavoury incidents during the match against the Bantams. A Bradford fan was ejected from the Madejski Stadium after Reading winger Garath McCleary was allegedly racially abused.


Reading fans also invaded the pitch at the full-time whistle to kick-start the celebrations, while it was alleged that one threw an item into the away end.

"The majority of supporters on the pitch were peaceful, however we were appalled to see an item thrown into the away end," the Reading statement continued. "We would ask supporters to help us identify the person in question, in order for the police to take up the matter and for the Club to apply a Stadium ban. This type of behaviour is completely unacceptable.

"We have a strict approach to pyrotechnics, and a man from Bradford was arrested outside the ground before the game for possession of a flare."


Reading will take on current holders Arsenal in the semi-finals - their first appearance in the final four in 88 years.

Liverpool will go up against Aston Villa in the other semi-final at Wembley ahead of the final in May.

Check out the amazing video of the Reading pitch invader above - is this the funniest video you've ever seen?

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