It felt good, says streakerMarch 5th, 2008 - 7:23 pm ICT by admin
Brisbane, March 5 (IANS) The man fined for running naked on the Gabba during the second final of the Commonwealth Bank tri-series Tuesday said it “felt good” to be shoulder-charged by Australian all rounder Andrew Symonds, the media reported here Wednesday. The streaker has no intention of taking further action against the Australian all-rounder, who flattened him with a shoulder charge more suited to a rugby league clash.
Robert Murray David Ogilvie, 26, from Park Ridge South, Wednesday pleaded guilty in Brisbane Magistrates Court to interfering with persons engaged in sport and wilful exposure.
He was fined $1,500 but no conviction was recorded.
The court heard Ogilvie had been drinking with his brother and friends at the Gabba when he decided to strip naked and run onto the field Tuesday night.
He made it past security guards and police before being knocked to the ground in the centre of the field by Symonds at the non-strikers end.
Police prosecutor Tina Green said Ogilvie told police “it was just something he had to do” and showed no remorse after the incident, though Ogilvie’s defence insisted he was sorry for his actions.
Outside court, Ogilvie told reporters it felt “great” to be knocked down by the all-rounder.
“It was great actually… it was just like playing football,” he was quoted as saying in The Courier Mail
Symonds once seriously contemplated taking up rugby league and trained in the off-season with the Brisbane Broncos before the 2003 World Cup.
Asked whether he had any intention of bringing assault charges against Symonds, Ogilvie said: “No, wake up to yourself”.
Ogilvie apologised to the cricketers involved in Tuesday’s match but said he did not regret his naked run.
“You only live once, don’t you?” he said.
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