A British builder who became an Internet sensation by streaking before bouncing into a glass wall on a tennis court has a Huntington Beach connection.
Tom Annandale, a 28-year-old from Manchester, U.K., spent a year playing rugby for a Surf City-based team.
He presumably kept his uniform on back then.
He was on holiday in Spain with friends when he decided to go all Old School Will Ferrell on everyone.
Annandale explained to the Mail on Sunday what went wrong:
“I didn't realize they were playing in an enclosed court. I am 6 feet tall and weigh 16 stone and set off full pelt for my streak. It
was fine until I hit the glass wall. I split my forehead, bruised my shoulder, knocked my knee and was in agony, but the worst part was the embarrassment. I had these stunned tennis players looking at me, all the lads laughing, so I just got up and ran off.”
The worst em-bare-ass-ment came when video of his stunt-gone-wrong hit the Web. Various versions, which each have “Streaker Fail” in the title, have received a collective 1.5 million views since first being posted on YouTube three weeks ago. It also turned up on last night's
Tosh 2.0 Tosh.0 on Comedy Central.
Here it is: