Football streaker reveals all

WHAT a cheek!Football fans had to do a double take when a cup final match turned into a peep show.Fans watching Crane Sports and BT Trimley fight it out in the final of the Suffolk and Ipswich League Omnico Cup got more than they bargained for when a sidelined player stole the show.

WHAT a cheek!

Football fans had to do a double take when a cup final match turned into a peep show.

Fans watching Crane Sports and BT Trimley fight it out in the final of the Suffolk and Ipswich League Omnico Cup got more than they bargained for when a sidelined player stole the show.

Simon Lummis, a midfielder for Crane Sports showed some balls when he stripped off and streaked across the pitch - twice!


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Mr Lummis, 33, who was watching from the sidelines as he was cup tied due to playing in a previous round for another club, decided on the unusual way of showing his support for his team mates after a dare.

Mr Lummis had spent much of the game watching Trimley take a two-goal lead, before Cranes scored twice to level the game at 2-2, but the team's fortunes really began to change when the game went into extra-time.

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After a few drinks in the bar at Woodbridge Town's Notcutts Park ground, Mr Lummis agreed to shed his clothes if Cranes managed to go into the lead as part of a bet.

So when substitute Adam Nuttall put the side 3-2 up 12 minutes into extra-time, he agreed to honour the wager – despite the chilly evening.

Mr Lummis said: "I said that if they got a goal I would strip off and do a streak.

"I lost my footing a couple of times, but there was a cup on the table waiting to be presented so I grabbed it and went on my way."

Fans of both sides cheered Mr Lummis on, but he soon headed back to the sidelines and let the game continue.

Cranes then went 4-2 up but a BT Trimley goal ten minutes from full-time set up a frantic finale.

When Gavin Paul scored to make it 5-3 in the final moments, Mr Lummis decided it was time for more high jinx and performed an encore.

He said: "A friend of mine said 'will you get your kit off if they score again?' so when they did score I was off again.

"I'd had a few beers and it was the spur of the moment - it's not a fetish of mine or anything like that."

Cranes secretary Andy Pearce said the dare had been taken in good humour by everyone at the club.

He said: "We couldn't believe it when we saw him, he's a complete nutter anyway so one we knew it was him we couldn't stop laughing.

"We were a little bit worried after because we didn't know if we'd get into trouble because he's one of our players but everyone took it in good humour."

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