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Pussy Riot Claims Responsibility For World Cup 2018 Final Pitch Invasion! Here's The Point They Were Making

Written By Ankit Prasad | Mumbai | Published:

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  • The pitch invaders of the 2018 World Cup final have been revealed
  • The four invaders represent protest band Pussy Riot
  • The group has issued a statement on the invasion

The 2018 World Cup final had everything. It was the highest-scoring World Cup final since 1966, it had an own goal, it had a VAR-given controversial penalty, it had a goal-keeping blunder, it had a couple of absolute screamers and also, lest we not forget, it had a moment when the pitch was invaded!

It's not often that one gets to see such a sight in football, but with the eyes of the world on it, the World Cup final may be considered by some to be a great platform on which to make a point and put on a bit of a show. And that's what happened in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium as well!

Shortly after the final, a group claimed responsibility for the pitch invasion. The group is actually a band called Pussy Riot and it has, over the last decade, made a name for itself for getting involved in guerilla protests, with Russian President Vladimir Putin being a pet favourite target.

As it turns out, as per a release on their Twitter account, Pussy Riot provided background into their pitch invasion protest in which three women and one man were involved.

The post contains a story about two policemen -- a heavenly policeman and an earthy policeman. The heavenly policeman appears to serve as an ideal, participating in positive things, whereas the earthy policeman has a lot of failings, particularly those of a self-serving nature:

"The heavenly policeman protects baby's sleep, the earthy policeman persecutes political prisoners, imprisons people for 'reposts' and 'likes'".

It concludes by stating its goals:

When the earthy policeman enters the game, we demand to:
1. Let all political prisoners free
2. Not imprison for "likes"
3. Stop illegal arrests on rallies
4. Allow political competition in the country
5. Not fabricate criminal accusations and not keep people in jail for no reason
6. Turn the earthy policeman into the heavenly policeman.

The protest appears to have almost certainly targeted Russian President Vladimir Putin.

And some people appear to concur:

 

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