Thursday 27 October 2016

Leinster football final streaker reveals his very noble reason for stripping off

Published 19/07/2016 | 08:37

If all streakers used this excuse then the act would undoubtedly have a far better reputation.

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Dublin's facile win over Westmeath in the Leinster final on Sunday was briefly interrupted in the second half by a naked pitch invader, who ran around the Croke Park pitch before being escorted to a horde of waiting Gardai on the touchline.

The nude GAA fan has subsequently explained why he stripped off, and it was for a good cause.

Speaking to Dublin Live, Terry Graham revealed that his nude sprint was designed to raise money for a sick child.

'Batman' Ben Farrell is a five-year-old who is fighting to beat cancer at the moment. His parents have started a Go Fund Me page in order to raise enough money to bring him to America for special treatment and Graham hoped to help them in that regard.

According to Dublin Live, Graham raised €200 on Sunday afternoon after his friends said they would donate the money if he streaked.

Perhaps the authorities will take Graham's motives into account when they decide whether or not to punish him for his streak.

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