Footy fan who invaded the pitch during an AFL game makes an incredible boast outside court when he’s asked if he’s an IDIOT

  • Julian Saginario has avoided a conviction in Adelaide court
  • Halted play when he invaded Adelaide Oval during AFL match
  • Was remorseful in front of a judge, but not with a reporter

A footy fan who invaded the pitch during an AFL game has labelled himself a ‘legend’ after leaving court on Wednesday.

Julian Saginario, 22, argued in the Adelaide Magistrate Court his actions on March 22 were the result of being intoxicated and also ‘being egged on by mates.’

‘It was out of character for me because I don’t really do anything like that, I’ve got no bad history,’ he told Magistrate Justin Wickens.

The part-time warehouse worker was spared a conviction on Wednesday – but was issued a lifetime ban from attending AFL and AFLW matches.

He was also fined $1080 and ordered to pay court fees and levies totalling an additional $1000.

A footy fan who invaded the pitch during an AFL game at the Adelaide Oval (pictured) has labelled himself a ‘legend’ after leaving court on Wednesday

Julian Saginario (pictured second from left) was remorseful when he fronted the magistrate, but was just the opposite when he was interviewed outside court

Julian Saginario (pictured second from left) was remorseful when he fronted the magistrate, but was just the opposite when he was interviewed outside court

Crows star Ben Keays knocked Saginario to the turf when he ran onto Adelaide Oval during his team's game against Geelong (pictured)

Crows star Ben Keays knocked Saginario to the turf when he ran onto Adelaide Oval during his team’s game against Geelong (pictured)

Outside court, Saginario was anything but remorseful.

When asked by a reporter if he was an idiot due to his conduct at Adelaide Oval, Saginarion bizarrely replied:  ‘I’m a legend.’

On the night in question, Adelaide Crows midfielder Matt Crouch grabbed Saginario after he halted play.

Crouch briefly held him by the sleeve of his shirt before Saginario managed to free himself.

Saginario then ran freely around a pack of players from Adelaide and Geelong in the direction of Crows star Ben Keays, who knocked the 22-year-old to the ground before security pounced.

At the time, Geelong star Jeremy Cameron displayed his funny side, raising his arms out to the sides of his body in the same motion as an umpire signalling holding the ball.

Julian Saginario, 22, argued in the Adelaide Magistrate Court his actions were the result of being intoxicated and also 'being egged on by mates'

Julian Saginario, 22, argued in the Adelaide Magistrate Court his actions were the result of being intoxicated and also ‘being egged on by mates’

Eagle-eyed fans loved it, with many quick to praise the ‘hilarious’ Cameron on social media for trolling Saginario.

The incident follows another pitch invader – who is a close friend of Collingwood star Brayden Maynard – being banned for life from the AFL this week.

Conor Clarke, the brother of Western Bulldogs player Charlie Clarke, ran onto the field during the Pies’ epic comeback victory over North Melbourne at Marvel Stadium.

As a consequence, Clarke now won’t be able to watch his brother or Maynard play live again.

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