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Gonzalo Jara trips pitch invader with chicken mask during Chile vs Uruguay at Copa América
(Image: Twitter/AlexTrezÁs)

VIDEO: Chile’s Gonzalo Jara trips pitch invader wearing chicken mask during Copa América clash with Uruguay

Centre-back helps capture intruder.

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Uma invasão galinácea e bizarra agora. Jara parou o cidadão na famosa banda #lanceMARACA pic.twitter.com/PtABraJotu

— Lazlo Dalfovo (@lazlodalfovo) June 25, 2019

A pitch invader wearing a chicken mask was tripped up by Chile’s Gonzalo Jara during a 1-0 defeat to Uruguay in the 2019 Copa América group stage.

The two national sides faced each other in their final Group C match of the competition at the Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro on Monday night.

Cluck cluck.#CopaAmerica #CHIURU pic.twitter.com/mKf5ChjYL8

— Hockey Temper (@Mo333H) June 25, 2019

Lo que protesta Suárez es que el chileno le pega al hincha, vídeo cortesía de @maurirostan pic.twitter.com/jrxqtiDBAN

— Pablo #66245 (@PabloFasc) June 25, 2019

A pitch invader, said to be a fan of Uruguayan side Peñarol mocking domestic rivals Nacional by wearing the huge chicken mask, interrupted the game midway through its second-half.

The man can be seen giving the stewards and stadium security a good runaround as he hurtles across on the pitch, putting the chicken on before taking it off.

https://twitter.com/AlexTrezAs/status/1143316993354981378

https://twitter.com/AltMedia4/status/1143324482955862017

But Jara brought the pursuit to a sudden end by tripping him up.

Despite Uruguay’s Luis Suárez asking for the player to be booked for his actions, Jara did not receive a card.

https://twitter.com/tancredipalmeri/status/1143317917112688640

Also there was a pitch invader. It wasn’t me, but I did attempt to get some video. pic.twitter.com/6ShgbSAvlU

— Sir Ted Lasso (@theodorelasso) June 25, 2019

The centre-back was, however, substituted following the incident.

The 33-year-old defender previously courted controversy after being involved in an altercation with Edinson Cavani when the pair met in 2015.

https://twitter.com/Jasoninho10/status/1143321461890998273