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.
Baker said he was sorry on Twitter, although many responded that the fan deserved what he got.
I would like to apologize for my actions.i hope that my greatest fan is well. Boy they do love their rugby down here.
— Perry Baker (@SpeedStick11) December 13, 2014