Watch: Sky Cameraman Goes Crowd Surfing In Chaos After Clermont's Win Over Leinster

Watch: Sky Cameraman Goes Crowd Surfing In Chaos After Clermont's Win Over Leinster

On the flip side of Leinster's Champions Cup disappointment was Clermont's going against their better nature as Noted Bottlers. Camille Lopez' clutch drop-goals amid the fevered atmosphere in Lyon ensured safe passage for Clermont into the final. There was extraordinary jubilation among the Clermont supporters - who created a remarkable atmosphere all afternoon - and there was a pitch invasion afterward.

That caused an issue for Sky Sports, who were broadcasting on the touchline. Shane Horgan and Will Greenwood along with their host dealt admirably with the chaos going on around them. In the minutes after full-time, a few people managed to make their way onto the field:

Sky then cut to an ad, and when they came back, the crowd on the field had escalated to a full-scale pitch invasion. Sky drafted in a couple of security folk to keep fans away from Horgan and Greenwood, but one of their cameramen wasn't so lucky: he ended up in the air.


In the earlier videos, you may have noticed Shane Horgan anxiously glancing to his right, off-screen. He explained that on his appearance on Second Captains yesterday:

All the while it was going on, I did have my eye on my jacket, which was out of shot. It had my passport and my wallet in it. I was thinking, 'if one of these guys takes it and runs off with it, I'm left with the choice of pulling off my headphones and chasing after him, or watch him disappear into the distance with my passport and my wallet.

He also explained that the camera was returned safely afterward. We haven't heard anything about the man with the camera, however.

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Gavin Cooney
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