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12/15/2014 03:36 am ET Updated Dec 15, 2014

Perry Baker, U.S. Rugby Player, Kicks Intruder Who Ran On Field

U.S. player Perry Baker kicked a fan who ran onto the field Saturday during an HSBC Sevens World Series rugby match in South Africa, viral video shows.

Fox Rugby reported that the "pitch invader" tackled Baker, and that Baker's actions were retaliation. The footage above shows both player and intruder hitting the ground and then Baker booting the man in the stomach while he was down.

Several outlets, including the Washington Post, also reported that the fan had taken down the U.S. player.

Baker said he was sorry on Twitter, although many responded that the fan deserved what he got.

South Africa won the match, 26-0.

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