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A Famous Streak

Written by: George Chittenden : 15 Jul 2019

This photo was taken during what is considered to be the most famous of all streaks. The incident happened on January 2nd, 1982 at London’s Twickenham Stadium during a rugby international between England and Australia. The streaker, 24-year-old Erika Roe found herself swept up in the atmosphere. During half time she stripped to the waist and bounced onto the pitch. Erika whose father ran a tea estate in Africa, was working at the time in a book shop. As you can imagine, when she ran onto the pitch the crowd of 60,000 spectators went wild. Erika later stated that it was the result of alcohol. She said it passed in a blur and before she knew it, she was shrouded in a Union Flag carried by an England supporter and marched off by policemen. On a different note, England beat Australia by fifteen points to eleven that day. Did you find that interesting?

Erika Roe streaking at Twickenham

Erika Roe streaking at Twickenham

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