Superman flies in to tackle agile streaker
Otago’s rugby win against the Southland Stags on Saturday took an eye-boggling turn when a streaker dressed only in socks and a man dressed as Superman put on an impromptu performance.
And the streaker’s mother has spoken out on Facebook about the nude antics, saying she encouraged her children to be proud of what they had and he had “let the whole world see his failings”.
It was during the round five Mitre 10 Cup match at Invercargill’s Rugby Park that the streaker raced onto the field as fans cheered.
Once out in the middle, he avoided two security staff and had time to perform a headstand in front of the whole stadium.
After more than 30 seconds of
Hfoolery, the man was finally cornered by security and another pitch invader dressed as Superman who tried to save the day.
The man in a Superman outfit matched with Converse Chuck Taylors ran onto the field before he tackled a security guard and the streaker to the ground. The two pitch invaders were escorted out of the stadium by security.
The streaker, a 20-year-old fencer, told the he went to the game after an end-of-season bus trip.
“I had a few beers in me and you get a bit silly,” he said. “Someone dropped the idea and I thought why not. I ended up getting taken to the gate and away I went. I didn’t get arrested.” Fans took to social media to laud the streaker, saying it was “the best part of the game”.
The streaker’s mother posted on Facebook: “The naked truth of it is
. . . [my son] has let the whole world see his failings.
“I would like to think that I have encouraged them to be proud of what they have.”
Despite the distraction, Otago were winners against their oldest rivals, thrashing Southland 43-24. For video go to nzherald.co.nz