The woman who was crash-tackled by a security guard after running onto the field during a weekend NRL game has been dumped by her boyfriend after he saw the ’embarrassing’ stunt online.
Javon Johanson, 28, woke up on Sunday to a message from her boyfriend calling her a ‘disgrace’ and ’embarrassment’ after she was unceremoniously escorted from the field during the Parramatta Eels vs Gold Coast Titans game on Saturday night.
Footage went viral of Ms Johanson sprinting the length of the field, dodging one security guard and getting cleaned up by another in a bone crunching tackle which left her on her back near astounded players.
Her boyfriend, who was not at the game, sent her a text on Sunday morning showing the Daily Mail’s coverage of the incident and a note reading: ‘You’re an idiot and disgrace. Thank you for an absolute embarrassment. Don’t try to contact me.’
Ms Johanson shared the curt text message, receiving an influx of support from new fans who said it was ‘his loss’ and praised her as a legend.
The woman who ran across a football field in her bra and was crash tackled by a security guard has confessed her ‘lifelong goal’ was to interrupt an NRL game
The moment of impact: The guard is seen hitting the woman hard enough to knock her off her feet, before driving her into the ground
Despite attracting sympathy from some who said the hit was brutal, Ms Johanson said she found it ‘soft’.
‘I used to play AFL and rugby and I have three brothers, so getting tackled was not a problem,’ she said.
‘It’s been a bucket list thing and when your friends say, ”I dare you to do it”, you don’t actually think you’re going to do it. It was such a surreal, out-of-body experience.
‘It’s the adrenaline of the crowd. You just hear this big roar and I was like, ”I need to take off my top now”. I was so close to doing my bra but I was like, ”No … that’s a bit far”,’ she told Triple M’s Tammy Barker and Bodge.
Ms Johanson, a Titans fan, will face court in two weeks over the incident, but appears unconcerned by the looming $10,000 fine and lifelong ban.
Javon Johanson, 28, woke up on Sunday to a message from her boyfriend calling her a ‘disgrace’ and ’embarrassment’ after she was unceremoniously escorted from the field during the Parramatta Eels vs Gold Coast Titans game on Saturday night
The woman managed to evade one security guard (feet seen behind her) before she was driven in the tackle
Her boyfriend, who was not at the game, sent her a text on Sunday morning which read: ‘You’re an idiot and disgrace. Thank you for an absolute embarrassment. Don’t try to contact me.’
The 28-year-old filmed herself at the game with a friend explaining she was planning on taking the field.
‘I’m doing this,’ she said in the clip. ‘You ready?’
Footage of the incident went viral within minutes and Ms Johanson later shared another video of all the news coverage her stunt received.
Parramatta halfback Mitchell Moses was shown on Fox Sports’ coverage looking shocked and raising his hands to his head as he witnessed the tackle, which took place just metres from him.
Officials confirmed after the game they would be investigating the actions of the security guard involved in the tackle.
Ms Johanson, a Titans fan, will face court in two weeks over the incident, but appears unconcerned by the potential $10,000 fine and lifelong ban
The pair landed heavily on the turf after the first impact as another security guard ran over to help restrain the woman
But Ms Johanson said it was ‘fair play’ and hopes he won’t face any punishment for taking her down.
‘It’s fair play. I definitely took what I deserved. He should keep his job,’ she said.
Titans chairman Dennis Watt said after the game said there must be a review into the hit.
‘From where I was sitting it did seem heavy-handed. It could have been handled better,’ he said.
‘You heard this collective intake of breath around the ground. It did seem over the top and put the intruder at real physical risk.’
Watt added that while guards usually do a great job, ‘on this occasion the fan could have been contained more easily than that without the risk of injury’.
The pitch invader was seen smiling as she was escorted off the ground after the tackle, but Titans chairman Dennis Watt said she was put ‘at real physical risk’