Painted France Fan Invades Pitch, Is Greeted by Paul Pogba, Authorities

Sean SwabyUK Staff WriterJune 20, 2014

SALVADOR, BRAZIL - JUNE 20: A pitch invader runs woard Mathieu Valbuena and Yohan Cabaye of France during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group E match between Switzerland and France at Arena Fonte Nova on June 20, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil.  (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)
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France were all in good spirits after a thorough 5-2 beatdown of Switzerland on Friday. One very passionate fan of Les Bleus decided to fully embrace the moment and charge the pitch to congratulate his fellow Frenchmen. 

Paul Pogba was happy to greet the spirited fan. 

SALVADOR, BRAZIL - JUNE 20: A pitch invader runs toward Paul Pogba of France during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group E match between Switzerland and France at Arena Fonte Nova on June 20, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil.  (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Imag
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His triumphant day was short-lived, as he was apprehended on the pitch by stewards. 

SALVADOR, BRAZIL - JUNE 20:  Security personnel tackle a pitch invader after the match during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group E match between Switzerland and France at Arena Fonte Nova on June 20, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil.  (Photo by Adam Pretty/Gett
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SALVADOR, BRAZIL - JUNE 20:  Security personnel escort a pitch invader after the match during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group E match between Switzerland and France at Arena Fonte Nova on June 20, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil.  (Photo by Adam Pretty/Gett
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But the painted, moustached man was still in considerably good spirits while being carried off. 

SALVADOR, BRAZIL - JUNE 20:  Security personnel escort a pitch invader after the match during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group E match between Switzerland and France at Arena Fonte Nova on June 20, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil.  (Photo by Adam Pretty/Gett
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A 5-2 win can have that effect on a fan. 

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