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Champions League final pitch invaders were motivated by a huge cash prize as it was revealed controversial Russian influencer Mellstroy offered fans £300,000 to pull off a silly stunt at Wembley.

Champions League final pitch invaders were motivated by a huge cash prize as it was revealed controversial Russian influencer Mellstroy offered fans £300,000 to pull off a silly stunt at Wembley.

  • Violent Russian streamer offered people £300,000 to invade the pitch
  • Three pitch invaders wore t-shirts with his internet name “Mellstroy” on them
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Three pitch invaders stormed the Wembley turf during the Champions League final after being promised £300,000 by a controversial Russian streamer, it has been revealed.

The troublemakers wore t-shirts promoting “Mellstroy,” a scandalous vlogger who offered the prize to anyone who invaded the field in his name.

In 2020, the Moscow-based streamer, actually called Andrey Burim, beat a model and smashed her head against a table during a YouTube live stream.

Burim also grabbed model Alena Efremova by the neck during a social media party broadcast live to her then 680,000 YouTube subscribers.

The attack left Efremova traumatized, with blood flowing from her mouth and other injuries to her face.

“Mellstroy,” real name Andrey Burin, became infamous for his violent streams. In one, he left a model bloody after hitting her head on a table and strangling her.
Burim reportedly offered pitch invaders £300,000 to storm the pitch for the Champions League final.
Burim’s Instagram features posts of him showing off his provocative lifestyle, including this one with a gun

Burim offered £300,000 according to myriad posts on X.

He was permanently banned from YouTube for his violence. His abusive broadcasts had earned him more than 32.5 million views.

In 2021, a Moscow court found him guilty of “beating” and sentenced him to six months of corrective labor, as reported by the Russian Legal Information Agency.

Burim, branded a “trash streamer,” also invited Kirill Zyryanov, another controversial internet personality, to his luxurious rented apartment to fight with other guests, according to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.

Today, Burim’s Instagram account has three million followers, where his posts tout a jet-set and provocative lifestyle.

Scroll through his feed and you’ll see him dancing with nearly naked women, flashing a gun, flaunting wads of cash, and smoking.

Reportedly born in Gomel, Belarus, in 1998, the 25-year-old began his streaming career in 2015 by releasing Minecraft videos, before moving into harder-edged content that saw his infamy skyrocket.

Play was halted when the three pitch invaders in his name stormed the Wembley turf.

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Marcel Sabitzer tackled one to the ground during the showpiece match between Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund.

He has already broadcast offensive scenes even though he had 680,000 subscribers on YouTube
Model Elena Efremova said her braces broke and “there was a damn pile of iron in my mouth, blood and pieces of torn skin” after the attack.
Efremova said her braces broke and “there was a damn pile of iron in my mouth, blood and torn pieces of skin” after the attack.
Play was halted after invaders stormed the field in the first 30 seconds of the match.
Burim is no stranger to flaunting his wealth, with several of his posts showing huge wads of cash

The game was interrupted when the three troublemakers rushed onto the field of European football’s showpiece match between Dortmund and Real Madrid.

Sabitzer took matters into his own hands after one of them got away from the stewards, chasing him and pushing him to the ground to help security apprehend him.

The cameras focused their attention on the crowd rather than the invasion of the pitch, with viewers initially unaware of the disturbance.