What happened to Jimmy Jump, the famous spontaneous who slipped into the World Cup final

What happened to Jimmy Jump, the famous spontaneous who slipped into the World Cup final
What happened to Jimmy Jump, the famous spontaneous who slipped into the World Cup final

Jaume Marquet i Cotbetter known artistically as Jimmy Jump, became the great nightmare of the private security of large sporting and mass events due to its ability to become the true protagonist. The life of this real estate agent from Sabadell changed completely thanks to the public relevance that he garnered for his constant irruptions in big shows.

I sneaked in without a ticket, which was more morbid. I went in at the time of the game and hid among the fans. He went through secret places and then jumped, ”she explained in an interview about what his modus operandi was like. His career as a spontaneous began in 2002 after sneaking into the Camp Nou to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the first Champions League won by Barça. One of the first most media appearances of him dates from the Euro 2004 final where he outwitted the security employees to finally Throwing a Barça flag in the face of Luis Figo as a result of his transfer to Real Madrid.

A steward chases a spectator, center, who throws a flag into the face of Luis Figo of Portugal during the Euro 2004 (AP Photo/Luca Bruno) LUCAS BRUNOPA

The figure of Jimmy Jump has also been present in Champions League, Eurocup or classic matches between Real Madrid and Barça. This is not all, another of his illustrious irruptions was in the South Africa World Cup final where he was about to place his unmistakable barrutina on the golden trophy that Spain won in that edition, but Soccer City security intercepted him.

This popular spontaneous also had the objectives of breaking into large sporting events such as the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Montmeló, where he was able to cross the paddock of the circuit to start running on part of the track. In fact, Jaume assured in an interview that this episode is from the more he regrets his entire cast of adventures as spontaneous. “It’s too dangerous for me and the pilots and I sincerely regret it,” she said.

His other goals: Eurovision, Goya Awards…

Daniel DigesSpanish representative in Eurovision 2010, does not have a good memory of Jimmy Jumpy, and surely he still remembers him, since he took advantage of the performance of the artist to promote his website while pretending to be one of the members of the choreography. Logically, the Norwegian police arrested him and he spent that weekend in jail until he was released, but with a fine of 1,800 euros.

What happened to Jimmy Jump, the famous spontaneous who slipped into the World Cup final

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What happened to Jimmy Jump, the famous spontaneous who slipped into the World Cup final

Once again, the figure of this Catalan citizen was present at the twenty-fifth edition of the Goya Awards where he had the opportunity to extol all the spontaneous fans of our country at the moment that the gala was going to announce the identity of the winner as best actor. The Olympic Stadium in Berlin was his last goal as a jumper and from there he made a drastic decision that changed his life.

A new stage away from Spain

James also had his opportunity in the political union as head of the list of the Radical Calderina Independent Coordinator party (CIRC), a formation characterized by its anti-European values, but ultimately this challenge did not prosper after the little support received. However, the most popular jumper of the last decades He had to flee Spain due to economic problems caused by the repeated fines for his media irruptionswhose accumulation exceeded 100,000 euros.

Germanyexactly the city of Berlin, was the place where began to forge his new life until the sanctions imposed by the public administrations expire. “I had to leave because of all the fines I had. I thought it would only be for a while, but I liked Berlin. But all these fines expire and many have already expired, surely it could come back”.

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