Watch moment huge gang of KANGAROOS invades football pitch and causes play to be stopped as helpless players watch

AUSTRALIAN football has had its own problems with pitch invaders… with a match disrupted by a mob of KANGAROOS.

Five English games have been hit with post-game invasions in the past week.


Police are investigating Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira after an altercation with a fan at the end of his side's 3-2 loss at Everton on Thursday.

Meanwhile trouble broke out following play-off fixtures at Nottingham Forest, Huddersfield, Port Vale and Northampton.

But arguably the biggest "bunch of animals" among this week's pitch invaders was the mob of marsupials at a game in Canberra last Sunday.

As local side Tuggeranong United took on rivals Wagga City Wanderers, dozens of 'roos raced on to the field from both ends.

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Players scattered in amazement as the powerful beasts went on the rampage.

The invasion didn't stop hosts Tuggeranong leaping to a 6-1 victory.

They posted film of the incident on their website.

A club spokesman said: "Our match on the weekend momentarily had a number of extra players on the field, with the Greenway kangaroos having a bit of fun mid-match.

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"Some more weekend kangaroo goodness. #socceroos #subhimoff #pitchinvasion #skippy."

However Wagga's players had to face the kangaroo court of their fans' opinions after the embarrassing setback.

A host of different creatures have taken to the football field in recent years.

Parrots, alpacas, squirrels, pine martens, dogs, cats, owls and chickens have all disrupted games in the UK and worldwide.

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