Ballsy Move! Footy Streaker Revealed As Southern Cross Austereo Executive

Ballsy Move! Footy Streaker Revealed As Southern Cross Austereo Executive

A man that streaked at an NRL match on Sunday afternoon has been revealed as a senior sales executive for Southern Cross Austereo.

Some 24,000 spectators and countless TV viewers were treated to some extra balls on the field when Matthew Cooper ran onto the field naked during the dying stages of the Parramatta-West Tigers game at Bankwest Stadium.

Sadly, Cooper’s dash didn’t last for more than a few seconds after he was quickly rounded-on by three security guards who covered his modesty and escorted him from the field.

According to media reports, Cooper – who sells across the 2DayFM and Triple M networks –  was given a complimentary ticket to the game by the NRL courtesy of SCA’s broadcast rights deal with the competition. It’s unclear if the ticket also included unlimited hospitality and alcohol.

In a statement to B&T, a SCA spokeswoman said: “SCA is aware of the matter and currently looking into it further.”

According to reports on The Daily Telegraph, Cooper was seen undressing behind a TV cameraman before making his now infamous dash.

In worse news for the 34-year-old, the maximum fine for streaking at the ground is $12,000 and up to a year in prison.

Following his au naturel run, Cooper was promptly arrested and charged with wilful and obscene exposure and was also charged under the pitch invasion act. He is due to appear in Parramatta Local Court in August.

Interestingly, Nine’s TV coverage covered Cooper’s act in full. Something it’s tended not to do at the cricket so as not to encourage the practice.

Cooper’s stunt also proved good value for Nine’s commentators Ray Warren and Andrew Johns.

“And we got a streaker on the field. Where’s those binoculars?” Johns joked.

“You don’t want to look,” Warren responded.

“Oh yes I do,” Johns said.

“You don’t need binoculars, I can assure you. Andrew, I tell you what, you’d have to have big magnification on them,” Warren joked.




Please login with linkedin to comment

Southern Cross Austereo

Latest News

PHD Kick Starts The Year Winning The AFL Media Account
  • Marketing

PHD Kick Starts The Year Winning The AFL Media Account

PHD Australia has announced that it has renewed its relationship with the Australian Football League (AFL) to manage their media account. PHD will be responsible for the media planning and buying across the AFL account, which includes the AFLW competition, Game Development programs and Marvel Stadium. The account will be run out of Melbourne and […]

Kargo Powers Cross-Channel Performance For APAC Advertisers With CORE
  • Advertising

Kargo Powers Cross-Channel Performance For APAC Advertisers With CORE

Kargo, a leading provider of full-funnel advertising solutions across mobile, desktop, and TV screens, is excited to announce the launch of CORE (Create Once, Run Everywhere) in APAC. CORE is built on creative science and empowers advertisers to easily use their creative assets across screens for seamless campaign performance at scale. A combination of creativity […]

“Art Imitates Life?” – Antoinette Lattouf’s Shock Return To The ABC
  • Media

“Art Imitates Life?” – Antoinette Lattouf’s Shock Return To The ABC

It was the story that dominated the headlines last month. Australian-Lebanese journalist Antoinette Lattouf was ousted from her radio presenting role at the ABC after she reshared a social media post protesting the Israeli government’s treatment of Palestinian civilians. Following the dismissal, Lattouf sent her submission to the Fair Work Commission industrial tribunal. So viewers will […]

Nunn Media Wins Global Independent Agency Of The Year At Local Planet 2024 Global Conference
  • Marketing

Nunn Media Wins Global Independent Agency Of The Year At Local Planet 2024 Global Conference

Australia’s largest independent media agency, Nunn Media, has taken out two major awards at Local Planet’s 2024 Global Conference, including the evening’s top honour of Global Independent Agency of the Year. Rising above more than 75 independent media agencies from 125 markets around the world, Nunn Media was recognised as Global Independent Agency of the […]

Gravity Media & Supercars Media Drive 400 Hours Of All-Screens Coverage Of This Year’s Repco Supercars Championship
  • Media

Gravity Media & Supercars Media Drive 400 Hours Of All-Screens Coverage Of This Year’s Repco Supercars Championship

Supercars Media and Gravity Media, a world-leading global provider of complex live creative production and media services, today confirmed the broadcast and technology partnership to deliver coverage of this year’s Repco Supercars Championship across Australia and multiple international territories. This year, Gravity Media Australia and Supercars Media will travel more than 40,000 kilometres to deliver […]

“There Are So Many Things I Wish I Could Ask Him”: Robert Irwin Opens Up About Losing His Dad As He Fronts The March Edition Of The Australian Women’s Weekly
  • Media

“There Are So Many Things I Wish I Could Ask Him”: Robert Irwin Opens Up About Losing His Dad As He Fronts The March Edition Of The Australian Women’s Weekly

Are Media, Australia’s leading omnichannel content company for women, today published the March edition of The Australian Women’s Weekly – with Robert Irwin on the cover. The Wildlife Warrior and I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! host is only the third solo man in modern times to grace the magazine’s cover (the others […]

Tinder Celebrates LGBTQIA+ Love With The Big Tinder Wedding
  • Campaigns

Tinder Celebrates LGBTQIA+ Love With The Big Tinder Wedding

Exactly one year ago, and on the five year anniversary of the marriage equality vote, Tinder announced the Big Tinder Wedding and commenced a nationwide search for queer couples who found love on the app and wanted an all-expenses-paid dream wedding. Tinder’s latest phase of the campaign aims to celebrate the colourful love stories unfolding […]

DDB Sydney Nabs Monkeys Creatives Emmalie Narathipakorn & Seamus McAlary
  • Advertising

DDB Sydney Nabs Monkeys Creatives Emmalie Narathipakorn & Seamus McAlary

DDB executive creative director Matt Chandler has announced the appointment of creative team Emmalie Narathipakorn and Seamus McAlary from The Monkeys, building on the success of its existing creative team. Lead Image: L-R – Emmalie Narathipakorn and Seamus McAlary Narathipakorn, who was an art director at The Monkeys, joins DDB as senior art director, while […]

Slew Of New Promotions & Hires As Thrive Announces Melbourne Leadership Team
  • Marketing

Slew Of New Promotions & Hires As Thrive Announces Melbourne Leadership Team

Thrive PR Melbourne has kicked off the year with new appointments, promotions and a new leadership team, marking the delivery of a transformation strategy that’s seen the agency diversify and strengthen its corporate, consumer and integrated digital service offering in Victoria. Lead image:  (L-R) – Sophie Maguire, Melanie Campbell, Nathan McGregor, Zoe Raknes, Erika Rutledge, […]

Leos Appoints Clare Pickens As CEO
  • Advertising

Leos Appoints Clare Pickens As CEO

Reports of Pickens demanding new corner office with wingback chair greatly exaggerated, says Publicis PR team.

Russel Howcroft & Freddie Young Headline AdMission Podcast
  • Advertising

Russel Howcroft & Freddie Young Headline AdMission Podcast

Iconic Australian ad guru Russel Howcroft and industry up-and-comer Freddie Young from Good One Creative have today launched their experimental, no spin advertising podcast, AdMission, in partnership with 9Podcasts. AdMission tells the uncensored stories behind the world’s most talked about brands, ideas, campaigns, advertising news and industry screw ups, as well as offering sharp insight […]

CPR First Aid Study: Weight Loss & Healthy Eating Among Most Googled Personal Goals
  • Marketing

CPR First Aid Study: Weight Loss & Healthy Eating Among Most Googled Personal Goals

According to a new study from CPR First Aid has revealed that Aussies’ most Googled personal goal in the summer is losing weight, new research has found. Their next most researched summer objective is healthy eating, followed by drinking more water. This time of the year, Aussies want to stop snoring and quit smoking more […]