Bikini-Clad Female Pitch Invader During Sampdoria vs. Napoli Sets Twitter Alight

Lee WalkerUK Managing EditorMay 11, 2014

GENOA, ITALY - MAY 11:  A fan of Sampdoria is carried off by a steward after running onto the pitch during the Serie A match between UC Sampdoria and SSC Napoli at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on May 11, 2014 in Genoa, Italy.  (Photo by Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images)
Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images

A pitch invader is usually no laughing matter, but a security guard in Genoa had a smile on his face as he escorted an intruder off the field.

A young woman ran onto the pitch at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris during Sampdoria's heavy home defeat to Napoli on Sunday wearing just a bikini.

Twitter went crazy as the pictures spread.

#FOTO Muy a favor de que hinchas como ella invadan la cancha. Ocurrió hoy en el Sampdoria-Napoli:

— Juez Central (@Juezcentral) May 11, 2014

Steward takes on streaker in Napoli game Or is it Rafa Benitez?

— MailOnline Sport (@MailSport) May 11, 2014

It remains to be seen whether she becomes as famous in Italy as Erika Roe did in the UK when she famously ran across Twickenham topless during an England-Australia rugby match in 1982.