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Fans That Rushed The Pitch During World Cup Final Are Reportedly From Russian Protest Punk Band Pussy Riot

Members of band Pussy Riot rush the pitch.

Update: According to a report by the Associated Press, the fans that rushed the field are from the Russian protest punk rock band Pussy Riot.

The band posted this tweet minutes ago, which roughly translates to "photos and videos on the world tapes in just a few minutes. Hello to everyone from the field Luzhniki, here is cool!"

Pussy Riot is known for disruptive performances and protests like this, and have long opposed president Vladimir Putin. Members of the collective were famously jailed by Russian authorities in 2012.

Earlier: The World Cup final may be the biggest sporting event in the world. One would assume that security at an event like that could keep fans off the pitch.

A few moments ago, early in the second half of the championship match between France and Croatia, a small group of fans ran on the field, interrupting play for a few moments.

For a few minutes, the World Cup pitch was chaos, with the fans on the field trying to avoid security.

The moment is naturally going viral online.

One fan in the stands was able to get footage of the fans on the pitch.

The Daily Beast's Tim Burke captured video from the tactical cam. If you want an All-22 look at the mayhem:

It certainly isn't ideal, and the Russian officials are probably not thrilled with the outcome. French fans probably don't mind, though. A few minutes later, star Paul Pogba scored the side's third goal on a fantastic strike.

France leads Croatia 4-2 midway through the second half.