Mark Roberts is a British streaker who has run naked during several international events.
A father of three, Roberts’ streaking began when he saw a female streaker run naked down a 1993 Rugby Sevens game in Hong Kong. After a bet in a bar, he went naked in front of the crowd himself the next day.
Roberts has done this, as of 2011, almost 500 times, targeting such events as Hamilton Race Course, a Mr. Universe contest, a Miss World contest, tennis matches, the bull run in Pamplona, the synchronized swimming world championship in Barcelona, and his specialty, association football matches. Nowadays, he is forced to give out his passport and other important documents before football games, as a way to ensure he won’t be streaking at these events.
Arguably his most famous streak was on a live 1995 broadcast of This Morning, where he swam onto Fred Talbot’s floating weather map and proceeded to emulate Talbot’s trademark leap from Scotland to Ireland.
In January 2003, Roberts flew to San Diego, California, United States, where he planned to streak at the Super Bowl XXXVII. He was unable to get tickets to that game, but succeeded next year on Super Bowl XXXVIII, in Houston, Texas. Just before the start of the second half, he ran onto the field disguised as a referee, undressed, and performed a little dance wearing only a thong. Tackled by members of the New England Patriots and Carolina Panthers, as well as by police and security, he was taken into custody. In June 2004 he was given a fine of $1000 for trespassing.