Jimmy Jump, the notorious pitch-invader, nearly managed to plant one of his trademark Catalan hats on the World Cup trophy yesterday.

Wearing a ‘Jimmy Jump against racism’ t-shirt, the Spanish prankster legged it past security and onto the pitch, making it as far as the plinth.

However, Jimmy was thrown to the ground by a suited security guard, who failed to see the funny side.

Jimmy Jump was then carried off by a gaggle of security. He was later arrested.

Jimmy Jump is carried off the World Cup pitch

The famous exhibitionist has previously invaded countless football pitches, the Spanish Grand Prix and even the Eurovision Song Contest.

Watch Jimmy Jump’s pitch invaasion here.