There were so many thrilling moments in Sunday World Cup showdown between Germany and Argentina. (Not all of which involved Rihanna.) And then there was that weird stretch after halftime when the camera lingered on a really beautiful shot of Rio’s iconic Christ the Redeemer statute for a bit longer than seemed absolutely necessary.
Why? Because Russian comedian Vitaly Zdorovetskiy streaked onto the field in tight soccer shorts and a red shirt pulled behind his head for a few minutes and interrupted the game by blowing kisses at the crowd and trying to smooch German player Benedikt Höwedes. With “natural born prankster” written across his chest and belly in black marker, neither Zdorovetskiy nor his stunt were shown on the broadcast.
The streaker, a famous youtuber, tries to kiss Benedikt Höwedes – pic.twitter.com/11rgwZTx9H
— World Cup 2014 (@WorldCupPosts) July 13, 2014
But, thanks to Cleveland Cavaliers basketball star LeBron James, who posted a video of the moment on Instagram, we can see the whole thing.