Tuesday, May 06, 2008
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 888.com 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)