Video: Lee Nelson’s Well Good Pitch Invasion (Everton vs Manchester City)
Comedian Simon Brodkin was arrested after invading the Goodison Park pitch in full Manchester City training kit ahead of Saturday’s match against Everton.
Brodkin, best known for his BBC Three show in the guise of his comic creation Lee Nelson, joined City players for their warm-up ahead of the match dressed as his footballing alter ego Jason Bent. The character is a parody of the modern footballer.
But the prank appears to have backfired. He has been charged with pitch encroachment under the Football Offences Act.
Brodkin will appear at Liverpool Community Justice Centre on 3 April.