Thursday 15 November 2018

Irishman who streaked for a bet at American baseball game facing deportation

SEATTLE, WA - AUGUST 04: (EDITORS NOTE: Image contains nudity.) A streaker runs across right field during the ninth inning of the game between the Toronto Blue Jays and Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on August 4, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - AUGUST 04: (EDITORS NOTE: Image contains nudity.) A streaker runs across right field during the ninth inning of the game between the Toronto Blue Jays and Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on August 4, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images)
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An Irish national who made a fully-naked guest appearance at a baseball match in the United States on Saturday could face being deported back to Ireland.

The game on Saturday between The Mariners and the Blue Jays in Seattle was interrupted by the streaker during game's ninth inning, with four officials cutting off his escape path and tackling him to the group.

According to sources, it is understood the man is from Co Down.

The streaker has been identified as an Irish man who lives in Vancouver, with Sports Illustrated reporting the man's nationality was discernible by a shamrock tattoo on his posterior.

Following the incident Hazel Mae, a broadcaster with US-based network Sportsnet, tweeted the streaker was still being held by police and may not be making his way back to his adopted town of Vancouver - with deportation back to Ireland a possibility.

Mae added that the man streaked because of an $80 bet with his friends.

Despite various reports of a GoFundMe being started by his friends to raise funds for his legal costs, such as page has not yet appeared.

Belfast Telegraph

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