- Published on Monday, 18 August 2014 20:30
Jordan Dunn, 22, sprinted on to the Upton Park pitch during Saturday's clash with Tottenham and was subsequently arrested before being charged
The football fan who invaded the pitch and took a free-kick during a Premier League game gloated about the prank today.
Jordan Dunn had downed eight pints before he sprinted 80 yards across the pitch at Upton Park to hoof the ball as West Ham played Spurs on Saturday.
The 22-year-old hotel receptionist managed to kick the ball before being bundled to the ground by stewards and arrested.
Dunn, a West Ham fan, spent the night in a police cell before he was charged and bailed under the Football Offences Act.
He said he planned to plead guilty to the offence at Thames Magistrates' Court on September 1 where he faces a fine of up to £5000 and a 10-year ban.
But Dunn, of Dover, Kent, said: "I know it was a mistake, but it was definitely worth it.
"My phone hasn't stopped going off and even Gary Lineker tweeted about it. My mates think I'm a legend.
"I could be looking at a 10-year-ban and even a £5000 fine. The ban wouldn't bother me whatsoever but obviously the money would.
"My mum's not too happy, but she had a little laugh about it."
Right-footed Dunn, who plays for Dover Elms Vale, said he was forced to shoot with his left foot to avoid breaking his stride.
His shot was saved by West Ham's Spanish goalkeeper Adrian.
He added: "I thought no one else was shooting, so I might as well.
"I think I ran about 80 yards. I don't remember looking at any players - I only had my eyes on the ball.
"If I had used my right I probably would have fallen over. It wasn't a bad strike though.
"I just wish I'd used the outside of my right foot and buried it bottom corner."