Mo Farah chases young pitch invader at Soccer Aid and carries him off the pitch

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Soccer Aid viewers were left in hysterics after four-time Olympic gold medal holder Mo Farah chased down a pitch invader and removed the young fan from the pitch.

With the game level at 2-2 and World XI preparing to take a corner, the camera cut to the 39-year-old carrying a pitch invader off the pitch, over the barriers and into the hands of the stewards. Those watching the match obviously saw the hilarious nature of the incident, trying to outrun the 10,000-metre runner.

One fan laughed: “Get Mo Farah at any game with pitch invaders. Takes no s***e and you’re never outrunning him.”

Another added: “Ahaha Mo Farah picking some kid up, unreal. Runner by day, a defender by night.” One Twitter user laughed: “Pitch invader caught by Mo Farah.

“Of all the people in the world you’d try and run past, Mo Farah wouldn’t be top of my list.” The athlete played well for England as a right-back, despite not looking entirely comfortable with the ball at his feet.

Though many will dub his stewarding work as his best moment of the match. The World XI lifted the Soccer Aid trophy on the night, winning the match on penalties after a 2-2 draw in normal time.

For England, TV star Mark Wright and pop star Tom Grennan were on the scoresheet for Harry Redknapp’s side. Love Island star Kem Cetinay and TikTok sensation Noah Beck scored for World XI.

Comedian Lee Mack scored the all-important penalty for the away side, with the world’s strongest man Tom Stoltman doing his bit in goal to ensure that World XI’s impressive record in the match continued.

Speaking about the importance of the match, former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger said: “It's great and special to play a football match together with former opponents for a good purpose. Football unites, football gives hope and I am looking forward to making my contribution.”

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