WCup final pitch invader fined

WCup final pitch invader fined

Published Jul. 13, 2010 1:41 p.m. ET

The Spanish man who ran onto the pitch at the World Cup final and tried to place a hat on top of the trophy has been fined 2,000 rand ($260) by a South African court.

Jaume Marquet Cot, 34, appeared in court late Monday on charges of trespassing and attempted theft after he sprinted onto the field at Soccer City ahead of kickoff at Sunday's final.

He was floored by a punch from a security official just before he could get to the trophy, which was on display near the players' tunnel.

Cot, also known as 'Jimmy Jump', is a notorious pitch invader who has pulled off similar stunts at other sports events.