sport news Former Raiders star Mark McLinden is the NRL grand final pitch invader trends now

sport news Former Raiders star Mark McLinden is the NRL grand final pitch invader trends now
sport news Former Raiders star Mark McLinden is the NRL grand final pitch invader trends now

sport news Former Raiders star Mark McLinden is the NRL grand final pitch invader trends now

REVEALED: The footy past of the tree-hugging eco PEST who terrorised the NRL grand final by invading the pitch - and the meaning of his 'For the Kids' slogan The man who invaded Accor Stadium was a former Canberra Raiders player He is now a climate activist protesting the use of fossil fuels in Australia The bizarre protest saw him put on footy boots and try to rip off the goal pads He was arrested, will be fined up to $5000 and likely banned from the stadium 

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The pitch invader who disrupted the NRL grand final was no stranger to Accor Stadium after it was revealed the man behind the pitch invasion was former Canberra Raider Mark McLinden.

The 165 game former NRL star is now a climate activist and was protesting the use of fossil fuels in his bizarre attempt to rip the goal pads off the posts in the dying stages of the match.

'A 43-year-old man from Mullumbimby was arrested after he allegedly entered the southern end of the playing field and dragged one of the pads from a goal post,' a police statement said.

McLinden is secured and escorted off the pitch and is later arrested by NSW police

McLinden is secured and escorted off the pitch and is later arrested by NSW police

McLinden smiles as security chase him

Before he is finally tackled to the ground

McLinden smiles as security chase him before he is finally tackled to the ground

'He was removed from the field by security before being arrested by police; he has been issued with an infringement notice for enter competition playing field.'

Mclinden was wearing a shirt that read 'end coal, gas & oil' on the front with 'for our kids' on the back in a bid to raise awareness of the impacts of fossil fuels on the environment.

McLinden hugs a tree in one of his environmental videos posted to his Gentle Earthling page

McLinden hugs a tree in one of his environmental videos posted to his Gentle Earthling page

He now faces a fine of up to $5000 and could potentially be banned for life from ever attending another NRL match. 

McLinden was signed by the Raiders in 1998 and scored 12 tries in

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