Meet Mark Roberts, 53, father-of-three, who claims to have stripped off at more than 560 events around the world. He has no plans to stop! Luckily, his kids absolutely love it!
A prolific streaker dad-of-three who professes to have stripped-off at in excess of 560 occasions across the world stated he has no plans to stop. Mark Roberts, 53, has been a 'performance artist' for over 25 years regardless of his youngsters beseeching him to 'pack it in' back when they were adolescents.
The dad-of-three, who lives in Sefton Park, Liverpool, has streaked at major games including the Super Bowl, the Olympics, a UEFA Champions League final and Usain Bolt's renowned 100-meter race. The pant dropping pitch-trespasser has additionally stripped-off at the puppy show Crufts, the 2011 Turner Prize, and the Cannes Film Festival.
Mr. Roberts, who professes to have streaked 568 times crosswise over 24 nations, says just 25 of them have prompted a capture. The skin-uncovering sports enthusiast, who fills in as a painter and decorator, argues that he is a 'true entertainer' create something visual for people to laugh at.'
When he ventured onto the ice in a break amid the twisting final at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Mr. Roberts was clutching a mop, had garments pegs in ears, and an elastic chicken over his 'nether regions'. He told Sky News, "I pretended to brush the ice and the crowd went nuts. All the skaters were laughing their heads off."
"I like to make a performance out of it - I don't just run on naked and wave," he added. Mr. Roberts included that the Italian police said they wouldn't charge him on the off chance that he consented to leave the nation right away.
The exhibitionist says he only ever streaks amid breaks in the action, and never interferes with the actual game of regard for the competitors.
He said, "People have trained for years to reach these finals, and I fully appreciate that. I'm not out there to scupper their chances or take anything away from them," Mr. Roberts' first streak was at the Hong Kong Sevens rugby competition in 1993. He said, "It was the most liberating experience of my life."
"I felt euphoria from running naked in front of 65,000 people and knowing I had the bottle to do it. The reaction from the crowd will live me forever. That's why I'm still doing it after 25 years," he added. Mr. Roberts, who has engaged for four years, said his fiancee Suzi realized what she was getting into before she consented to wed him.
However, it took his teens somewhat longer to acknowledge their's dad's unconventional leisure activity. Mr. Roberts said, "When they were teenagers they would see me on the telly and stuff, and they were saying 'dad pack it in',"
Mr. Roberts includes that his girls, aged 30 and 21, and his son, aged 25, have since become 'accustomed' to his streaking. He continued, "Now they're older they love it. They know exactly what it's about, it's just a bit of fun."