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NRL Parramatta Titans streaker: Javon Johanson faces life ban after 'bucket list' field invasion

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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.

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.

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. 

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 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

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

‘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”.’

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 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?’  

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

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

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.'

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.’

Footage of the incident went viral within minutes and Ms Johanson later shared another video of all the news coverage her stunt received.

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.’ 

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

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

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.

‘I think 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'

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’

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