Scottish Streaker Murray Greig Talks About Flashing Crowd, Murray Greig is a Scottish legend. The kilted kook jumped on the pitch at a rugby match on June 5 and flashed the crowd as his country’s team pulled an upset against Australia, 9-6. There’s only one guarantee when a kilted Scot storms the field, and Greig proved it that night: there’s nothing beneath that wool and plaid but a whole lot of wobbly bits.
It was weird enough that Scotland dominated Australia. Nobody, not even Greig, expected that. But even weirder was that a drunken Greig decided to streak at an away game. When streaking at an opponent’s field, it takes a spectacular show to get the fans on your side.
And show Greig did. He showed everything, via handstands, kilt lifting and security dodging. He’s been on the front page of virtually every Australian and UK newspaper.
He bared all in an interview with The Huffington Post this week, and had plenty to say about the culture of streaking and going balls to the wall on his big night:
Andy Campbell: So you’ve traveled all the way to Australia for a big rugby match. How do you know when to be the one to take the field?
Murray Greig: My seats were five rows from the front. The last kick of the game put Scotland in the lead. They haven’t beaten Australia in Australia for 30 years so all I could think was this was the perfect moment for me to run on the pitch and claim my moment of fame!
There was barely any security, so it had to be done.
And there was booze involved, right?
I had already had a few drinks by this time so there was nothing better in my mind. And I knew all my boys back home were watching the match on TV … so I thought I needed to put a show on for them. I ran out onto the pitch as the winning kick went over for Scotland.