Saturday’s arse-clenching southerly had Magpies’ fans worried.
And rightly so, as hopes of witnessing Fame at McLean’s first competitive streaker were dashed after the inaugural exhibitionist invaded the pitch fully clothed.
The philistine’s fully clad sprint in front of the Electrotech Dancers sullied a proud Kiwi tradition, and tarnished the names of all who had run before him.
BayBuzz had no choice but to disqualify the man and conceal his face (left) – his effort not deserving of the cred of a naked cameo.
Now to be fair, we timed the dash at 27 seconds – not bad for a man (apparently) at the end of his stag do. We were also pleased he succumbed Gandhi-like to his captor (right), as per BayBuzz rules, ie, once caught go peacefully.
One can guess as to why he chose to remain covered…yet southerlies aside gentleman, Fame at McLean isn’t a battle of the tackle. The rules – like the home team’s strip – are black and white. A naked appearance is a condition of entry.
BayBuzz will have camera in tow again at this Saturday’s game against Southland: C’mon the Bay, let’s lift the bar.