Doncaster Rovers fan runs NAKED around Keepmoat after tweet backfires
A brave Doncaster Rovers fan kept his pledge to run naked around the club’s Keepmoat Stadium after a Twitter message came back to haunt him.
Daniel Pearson stripped totally starkers and braved freezing temperatures and sleet to run around the stadium’s pitch ahead of Saturday’s League One clash between Rovers and Wigan Athletic.
The supporter raised hundreds for charity with his daring dash – but admitted that he’s learnt his lesson on social media after a mistimed tweet led him to taking on the challenge.
The idea for the nude run dates back to November when Daniel was watching Rovers trail 1-0 to Sunderland.
Deep into the game, he took to Twitter to vent his frustrations and wrote: “If we get a draw from this, I will run around the Keepmoat naked.
"Too slow, no ideas, another team doing a job on us.”
But Daniel, who charts Rovers’ matches though his football vlog, was left regretting his words when striker Fejiri Okenabihrie scrambled in a 93rd minute equaliser with virtually the last kick of the game to secure Doncaster a 1-1 draw.
Fellow supporters were quick to remind him of his tweet, urging him to get his kit off for the run.
Sean Northey tweeted: “Off you go son......” while the club’s supporter group, the Viking Supporters Co-operative replied: “Get em off lad.”
But he was true to his word and took the plunge last weekend to raise more cash and also promote the charity’s forthcoming Legends game between teams of Doncaster Rovers and Sheffield Wednesday legends on May 29 after supporters hit a donation target of £750.
He said: “It was either very brave, or very stupid!
"Fortunately, there weren’t thousands of fans in the stadium watching me. That would have been terrifying as there would have been nowhere to hide.
"It was a bit cold but I managed to get round in one piece.”
"I’ve most definitely learnt my lesson about social media and I’ll be careful what I say on Twitter in future.”
Daniel is urging supporters to pledge money to the Eve Merton Dreams Trust, the Doncaster based charity which has linked up with the Rovers in previous years to stage fundraising charity football matches. to boost the organisation’s coffers.
Donations to the charity can be made HERE