Streakers Now Invading Snooker Matches

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Snooker is apparently huge overseas so huge in fact that the Sport now has streakers interrupting their World Championships. Fanhouse has the video and The Sun has the recap....

Mark Roberts entered the auditorium at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, at the start of the final session and spread-eagled himself under the match table.

Fortunately, the famous Brit streaker, who has run naked during several international events, failed to put the players off their game. And Ronnie O’Sullivan managed to bag the World Championship crown for the third time beating Ali Carter 18-8.

Roberts, a dad of three, has streaked at events including a Miss World Contest, tennis matches, the bull run in Pamplona and the synchronized swimming world championship in Barcelona.

He has also been banned from every football stadium in England.

In my mind Snooker ranks directly behind Darts and Curling as events you'd want to streak, but in England this is a major news story. I never got the whole streaking thing (especially dudes doing it), but apparently this guy is a national hero.

Streaker Invades Snooker Championship (Fanhouse)
Streaker's On The Ball (The Sun)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 11:32 AM


Damn AA, I did not need to see that picture. Now I need some eye bleach..

Bruce said...
May 6, 2008, 12:23:00 PM  

Hmmmm, is making a strong push to become my homepage.

GMoney said...
May 6, 2008, 12:34:00 PM  

If you ask me, the verb 'spread-eagled' is drastically underused.

Harvey Bars said...
May 6, 2008, 1:28:00 PM  

I spent a semester of college in the fall of 1998 in England, and while there I learned how to play Snooker. It's an immensely fun game, but it requires almost perfect aim. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find a Snooker table here in the USA in the past 9 1/2 years.

Draft King said...
May 6, 2008, 1:57:00 PM  

So the streaker has three children? Really? I hope that they are still proud of their dad anyway, for disrupting sports events in the name of advertising.

I must also commend the players and announcers for trying to keep their composure while all that is going on. They were very understanding of the situation.

To draft king: I don't know where you are, but if you are in southern California, go to Hard Times Billiards in Bellflower. There's a snooker table there.

Desmond said...
May 6, 2008, 2:04:00 PM  

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