Newcastle United Managing Director Derek Llambias was spotted sprinting, to use the word loosely, completely naked across St James’ Park.
Derek Llambias – this is not the shot we wanted to show
Apparently it was something he had promised owner Mike Ashley he would do, if he lost a bet over the form of Shola Ameobi, with the Newcastle owner.
And of course when striker Ameobi hit his great hat-trick against Reading last Saturday, and his first ever in his Newcastle career, Llambias had no option but to strip and streak.
Unfortunately the stadium was not as empty as the two had thought, and guests were still finishing their drinks in the stadium’s corporate boxes.
One or two must have thought they had had one too many, and they were said to be stunned to see a chubby figure, sprinting across the pitch at much less than the speed of light.
And they were even more amazed when it become clear the middle-aged streaker was Ashley’s right-hand man.
A Newcastle source revealed:
“Mike insisted that Derek honor his bet and, to his credit, that’s exactly what the managing director did.”
“He did his streak thinking that everyone had gone home but there were still some stragglers in the corporate boxes and they saw it all.”
Some story – and what a scream!
Some light-hearted entertainment at Newcastle, and it’s welcome.