11-year-old Addison Whelan was able to enter the field of play and get Cristiano Ronaldo's jersey. Tge stunt was a memorable one but her dad will pay a £2500 for the offence. Her dad helped her plan on how she will bleach the security and get to the 36 year old star. Her dad explained, "10 minutes before the match ended the stewards stood up and turned and faced us, I looked at one of them and winked and said ‘any chance?’ and they said ‘not a hope.’ But as soon as the whistle blew I told her ‘you know where he is just go’.
While on an interview on a local radio station, Addison explained how she got to Ronaldo, "I jumped over the barrier because I was in the second row. I jumped over the first row and over the barrier. Then I sprinted onto the pitch, but there were security guards running behind me and there was another two coming from the other corner so I just kept sprinting. When I saw the other two coming from the other corner I ran more towards the halfway line so then I could swerve around them, but then they caught me. Then I was just screaming Ronaldo's name."
"He turned around and he saw me and he was telling them to leave me. So then I was calling him over. He came over to me. I was just in shock and crying and I was like 'Can I have your jersey? Please, please. I'm a big, huge fan'. He was saying 'Are you okay?'"
Whelan was handed a £2,500 fine for running onto the pitch to get Ronaldo's shirt but according to the Irish FA, she will not have to pay it.
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