Ex All Black Mark Ellis Streaks

Marc Ellis streakingEx All Black footballer Marc Ellis has not been charged for streaking at a rugby match in Greymouth, New Zealand, if only because nobody complained.

Stuff.co.nz reports that Ellis ran 200m across the field with his fist in the air, whooping. The crowd were appreciative.

A spectator said he thought most of the crowd of about 300 found the sprint amusing.

“I thought it was quite legendary, a bit of fun. Even though he’s famous, he’s a bit of a larrikin. I didn’t see any harm in it – some people would, though,” he said.

The New Zealand Herald says that Ellis was there to film his role in a TV series when he made the decision to streak:

“It was just a beautiful day and a glorious opportunity. You are down south, people have got a sense of humour down there. And they appreciate that unbridled passion.

“Judging by the reception I got when I went to the after-match [function], it was pretty warmly received.”

In anticipation of his antics being on television, Ellis added: “It was bloody chilly down there, and I was nervous.”

There’s a video of Marc streaking at Youtube here (embedding was disabled, unfortunately)