Pictured: US baseball streaker from Northern Ireland - reports
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.
And all of this thanks an $80 bet with his friends.
Update: according to my source with the King County Sheriff’s office, last night’s streaker is still incarcerated. Since he is an Irish national, he could now be deported. Charges are very serious. All this because I’m told his buddies bet him $80..— Hazel Mae (@thehazelmae) August 5, 2018
Ran into friends of the streaker outside of Safeco. They showed us his clothes. He decided to streak on the spot. He and friends visiting from Ireland - and friends said they are starting #GoFundMe page to help bail him out! #Mariners #Streaker #BlueJays pic.twitter.com/Vf8bSR6NYm— Shanel Pratap (@shanelpratap) August 5, 2018
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.
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A spokeswoman for the Irish Department for Foreign Affairs said: "The Department stands ready to provide consular assistance, if requested."
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