8 Apr, 2021 @ 21:57
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IN PICS: Spain’s famous streaker invades pitch during Granada v Manchester United match (despite game being played in empty stadium)

Streaker invades pitch during Granada v Manchester United game
A naked man known as Olmo Garcia jumps into the field during the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final leg one match between Granada CF and Manchester United at Nuevo Los Carmenes Stadium on April 8, 2021 in Granada, Spain. Sporting stadiums around Europe remain closed to fans due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. (Photo by Álex Cámara/NurPhoto)

A STREAKER ran naked onto the pitch during Thursday night’s Europa League clash in Spain despite the match being played behind closed doors.

No fans were allowed into the stadium in Granada, southern Spain to watch the quarter-final between Manchester United and Granada.

The heavily bearded man with wild hair ran on the pitch completely naked, not even wearing a mask, and it is a mystery as to how he got there.

He was identified in the Spanish media as Olmo Garcia.

Granada Cf V Manchester United Uefa Europa League Quarter Final: Leg One
A naked man known as Olmo Garcia runs across the pitch. Photos by Álex Cámara/NurPhoto/Cordon Press

Covid-19 restrictions mean the match was played in front of empty stands, although Granada fans had gathered outside the stadium and set of flares ahead of the game.

He sauntered across the pitch just as the match got underway then lay on the ground and rolled around before being apprehended by police. 

Granada Cf V Manchester United Uefa Europa League Quarter Final: Leg One

However his streak was caught on camera before he was approached by officers and taken away.


In fact the man is probably Spain’s most famous nudist and his bare-all stunts have made headlines before.

He was recently pictured on the slopes in just his birthday suit in the nearby Sierra Nevada ski resort and last year was pictured naked, perched on a ledge on Granada’s cathedral where he had to be brought down by firemen in a cherry picker.

He insists that his nudity is a statement of peace that “makes him a better person”.

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Fiona Govan

Fiona Govan joined The Olive Press in March 2021. She moved to Spain in 2006 to be The Daily Telegraph’s Madrid correspondent and then worked for six years as Editor of The Local Spain. She lives in Madrid’s Malasaña district with her dog Rufus.

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