Everything’s coming up Mr. Mxyzptlk for Wales. They didn’t win any more vowels for their language but they did beat France 16-6 in their Six Nations match this past weekend.
Welsh winger George North scored the try that put Wales ahead for good and the traveling Welsh contingent appropriately lost their damn minds. One Welsh fan decided to show his team some love and rush the field. Too bad it was North’s father.
Speaking to Sportsmail, the 54-year-old said: ‘It was a freezing night and we were sat in that corner, right in front of where George caught the ball. I was just so happy and overwhelmed watching him score.
‘It was such an important game for the team and I know first hand how hard they have been working to get that victory. Before I knew it, I was on the pitch.
‘Thinking back, I know it was a silly thing to do but I just got caught up in the excitement of it all.’
David revealed that as soon as he explained to the pitchside stewards who he was, he was allowed to return to his seat.
The French fans at the Stade de France must have been petrified when a large group of people started throwing scrumpy and yelling in some unintelligible barbarian language.
North didn’t notice his dad but the rest of his teammates did.
‘My back was turned and I was jogging back to the halfway line for the kick-off. I was oblivious to it. A couple of the boys were saying, “Is that your old man?” And everyone was like, “No, it can’t be”.’
While George remained oblivious to his father’s joy, his team-mate on the wing, Alex Cuthbert, spotted David running on to the pitch, recognised him and smiled before jogging over to tell the try-scorer.
Joe Buck would somehow find a way to call this pitch invasion disgraceful and call it a stain on the game. “That is a disgusting act by David North!”
This win all the Welsh have these days. Let them have it and if you have a heart, please donate a vowel.