In the Cricket World Cup 2023 last, a fan penetrated a tight security cordon to enter the field of play in a frantic endeavor to embrace Virat Kohli in Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Arena. The episode made a lot of commotion in the arena, provoking the security officals to get a move on. The man has since been reserved, and recognized as Wen Johnson. Johnson wore a facial covering bearing the plan of a Palestine banner and a Shirt with trademarks ‘Quit bombarding Palestine’ and ‘Save Palestine’- composed on the front and rears, separately. He was at first taken to Chandkheda police headquarters however has now been given over to the wrongdoing branch.
The itemized character of the individual has been uncovered by JCP Cime Neeraj Kumar Badgujar.
“Recently, during the match, an individual entered the arena… It was observed that he is Van Johnson and he is a resident of Australia. His mom is Indonesian and father is Chinese… Anything that he procures, he utilizes it to go to different matches and intrudes matches… In 2020, he entered the rugby match, he was fined more than USD 200 and afterward he was let off… In 2023 likewise he entered a ladies’ match, and afterward he was fined USD 500 bucks… He entered the match yesterday to become popular… He entered the arena through entryway number 1 wearing a blue shirt supporting the Indian group… then he just bounced over the 6.5-foot-high fencing covered with spiked metal. His hands were additionally harmed… A FIR was enlisted… Presently the examination has been moved to the wrongdoing branch… We got the remand for 1 day,” JCP Wrongdoing Neeraj Kumar Badgujar told ANI.
#WATCH | Ahmedabad, Gujarat: JCP Wrongdoing Neeraj Kumar Badgujar says, “Yesterday, during the match, an individual entered the arena… It was observed that he goes by Van Johnson and he is a resident of Australia. His mom is Indonesian and father is Chinese… Anything that he procures, he… https://t.co/YxEZDBdCdL pic.twitter.com/hp4TgJXLPR
— ANI (@ANI) November 20, 2023
The occurrence occurred before the primary beverages break. The security staff quickly caught the man.
“The Australian public, recognized as Wen Johnson, has been confined and set up for the charges of intruding and blocking community workers in release of obligation,” said Viraj Jadeja, reviewer, Chandkheda police headquarters.
The ICC permits no political sloganeering during occasions coordinated by the worldwide administering assemblage of cricket and any such demonstration is likewise not permitted in India.
A fundamental test has uncovered that Johnson is a routine wrongdoer and was reserved in his country for attacking games fields previously, said Jadeja.
“Johnson let us know that he honestly loves Virat Kohli and needed to meet him during the match. He wore the favorable to Palestine Shirt only for it. In any case, his primary point was to meet Kohli,” the cop said.
Johnson was confined after the enlistment of FIR at night.
In a portion of the recordings and photographs he has shared on his Instagram handle ‘pyjamamann’, Johnson should be visible attacking fields during football match-ups and being removed by security work force.
In one such photograph, Johnson should be visible wearing a Shirt saying “Free Ukraine” as he meddled a pitch.
Johnson put on an ordinary Shirt over the one with supportive of Palestine trademarks to enter the arena. He then eliminated the external Shirt prior to running towards Kohli, who was batting around then, Jadeja said.
At the point when gotten some information about his rationale, Johnson told correspondents at the police headquarters that he needed to meet Kohli and that he was wearing the Shirt with the trademarks since he upholds Palestine.
Israel and Palestine bunch Hamas have been taken part in a conflict since October 7.