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Local Hero: Scottish rugby fan drops kilt on live TV

Feb 15, 2010, 10:45 AM EDT

Finally answering the centuries-old question as to what a Scotsman wears under his kilt, a player from the Hawick Rugby Club dropped his kilt on national TV on Friday, exposing his Groundskeeper Willy to a live audience on BBC Wales. Here’s my favorite paragraph from the story at the London Daily Express:

Keith Davies shocked viewers by dropping his kilt at teatime on Friday as he stood next to BBC Wales weatherman Derek Brockway ahead of Saturday’s Six Nations clash. … It was claimed that the BBC was warned things could get out of hand as the players had flashed their backsides throughout the day.

And this just in: alcohol may have been involved.

Within moments of the show being aired, Twitter was buzzing about the incident. Footage was also posted on video sharing YouTube and it was watched by 20,000 web users before being removed from the site.

Entertainer Max Boyce, 64, is president at Glynneath RFC. He said: “There was a bit of a silence afterwards. I don’t think he knew it was on air. He just put the kilt back on. Claire was just embarrassed. She’s just a presenter, what could she say?

“She just said to him, ‘I hope you realise this has gone out on live TV.’ She was annoyed with him. It was drink more than anything else.”

Police revealed they are investigating the incident after the complaints.

This inspired by their modern-day Robert the Bruce, Scotland charged out and lost to Wales on Saturday, 31-24.
Rugby flasher was pallbearer at Bill McLaren’s funeral [Daily Express]

  1. Weed Against Speed - Feb 15, 2010 at 11:20 AM

    Sure, this guy exposes himself on live television and he’s an internet sensation. I do it and I’m informed that I’ll never work the phones at a PBS telethon ever again. Not fair.

  2. Dee Mirich and the Supremes - Feb 15, 2010 at 10:36 PM

    But at least you had a handy place to hang your free totebag.