A 19-year-old streaker who disrupted the Crusaders semi-final match on Saturday night says he did it to honour a friend who had died.
Jayden Shawn Nicholl, an asphalter from Addington, was today fined $300 in the Christchurch District Court by Judge David Ruth after admitting a charge of intentionally and obscenely exposing his genitals at AMI Stadium.
Nicholl posted a photo of the streak on his Facebook page.
The police said the incident happened at 9pm during the semi-final match between the Crusaders and the Hurricanes, which had 15,000 spectators.
Nicholl had drunk one bottle of alcohol before he took off his clothes and launched himself from the Take a Kid to Footie stand. The police said there were families with young children present.
Nicholl ran onto the field and covered the length of the ground before security nabbed him. The match could not continue while he was on the field.
He told police afterwards that he had done it to honour a friend who had passed away, Judge Ruth was told.
Defence counsel David Dickson said Nicholl had been trespassed from AMI Stadium for two years, which was part of his penalty.
Nicholl had $5500 in unpaid fines which he was paying off at $55 a week, Mr Dickson said.