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This year is a special occasion as it marks three decades since a topless model came onto a football pitch to help with probably the most X-rated kick-off of all time.
In what is one of the most eye-catching pieces of archive footage to go viral, the staged affair took place 30 years ago. Indeed, just before the start of a friendly match between Hungary and Colombia in early June 1990, to celebrate the fall of communism and women's freedom in east Europe, a half-naked woman stunned the crowd by entering the field and strutting to the semi-circle.
With her boobs out in Budapest, as a mark of the end of communism in the country and the announcement of women's liberation in Hungary, she took the kick-off. The Nepstadion stadium had never before seen the like.
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The game came three weeks before the World Cup in Italy, with some 4,000 people in the stands watching as the beauty wearing just bikini bottoms and heels punted the ball to begin proceedings.
Colombia captain and World Cup legend Carlos Valderrama certainly looked impressed, as he applauded her efforts. And the woman must have done something right, as her performance inspired Hungary to a 3-1 win over the South Americans.
Fast forward 30 years and fans have been going wild at what they saw. One said: “Following the end of Communism in Hungary, this was a celebration of the liberation of women in the country and to mark a pursuit for their equal rights….and that's the excuse we'd have all used as well!”
Another said: “I didn't know whether to be surprised a naked woman kicked off or be surprised that the players treated it like the most natural action in the world.”
The footage has emerged after a famous incident earlier this year, when a woman kicked off a brawl at a racing event by flashing her boobs to the crowd. A viral clip did the rounds TikTok and Twitter where an excited fan flashed her boobs in a stadium- but the move sparked an altercation, as another woman complained there were children present.
But the complainant who explained her reason was mocked, as male fans threw beer at her in defence of the flasher. Fortunately there was no such scenes when Hungarian fans were greeted by the sight of naked breasts at their national stadium.
Following the unusual opening to a game of football, Gyorgy Bognar opened the scoring after just six minutes. And while Rincon Valencia fired back for the visitors, Kalman Kovacs proved he also had a great pair with two strikes that settled the contest.
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