Doncaster Rovers fan pledges to run NAKED around stadium after tweet backfires
A Doncaster Rovers fan has pledged to run around the club’s Keepmoat Stadium stark NAKED after a tweet came back to haunt him.
Rovers’ superfan Daniel Pearson had been watching the club’s match with Sunderland on Saturday afternoon and as Darren Moore’s side trailed 1-0 deep into the game, he took to Twitter to vent his frustrations.
He 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.”
Andy Cutmore added: “Right need timings for this as I will bring the wife along, she’s been a bit down lately and could do with a good laugh.”
Daniel replied: “Glad my input helped us get a point. Not too sure if this is a binding contract tbh. might have to leave it until the summer like, bit cold now.”
And in a further message he wrote: “So this tweet has gathered a bit of momentum thanks to a last gasp equaliser that I obviously didn’t see coming.
“I’m a man of my word but would like donations to the below link as signs of support. Hopefully I’ll keep my dignity while running.”
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.
Because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, this year’s game between a team of Doncaster Rovers legends and Sheffield Wednesday legends has has to be put on hold.
Donations to the charity can be made HERE