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11-Year-Old Girl Fined €3,000 For Running On Aviva Turf To Get Cristiano Ronaldo’s Jersey

The 11-year-old girl that managed to get onto the Aviva stadium pitch and get her idol Cristiano Ronaldo’s jersey has stated that has a €3000 for it.

Addison Whelan ran onto the pitch after full time and avoided stewards attempts to stop her. Ronaldo shrugged them away and gave a hug  and his shirt to the young Shelbourne’s U13s player


She says it was worth the fine to get Ronaldo’s jersey, adding that her dad would be “delighted” if someone could chip in and pay for it.

Explaining how she got on the pitch, Addison told RTE Radio 1’s Morning Ireland:

“I jumped over the barrier because I was in the second row. I jumped over the first row and over the barrier.

Then I sprinted onto the pitch, but there were security guards running behind me and there was another two coming from the other corner so I just kept sprinting.


“When I seen the other two coming from the other corner I ran more towards the halfway line so then I could swerve around them, but then they caught me.

“Then I was just screaming Ronaldo’s name. He turned around and he saw me and he was telling them to leave me.

“So then I was calling him over. He came over to me. I was just in shock and crying and I was like ‘can I have your jersey? Please, please. I’m a big, huge fan’.

Dublin , Ireland – 11 November 2021; Republic of Ireland supporter, Addison Whelan, is greeted by Cristiano Ronaldo. (Photo By Seb Daly/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Addison’s dad who was pitch side couldn’t believe that Ronaldo took off his shirt to give to his daughter.

She added: “When my dad seen him taking off the shirt, my dad’s face was just in shock.

“I was like ‘oh my God, this is it, this is my dream, it’s finally coming true’. That was probably his last time playing in Ireland.

“He [Ronaldo] said I appreciate that and everything.”

Addison’s dream is to play for Ireland and Arsenal in the coming years.

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