Colin Murray matches his word with ‘mankini’ run

BBC presenter Colin Murray joined by members of the general public as they strut around Belfast, Northern Ireland on December 26 in mankinis as part of a social media bet that Colin took earlier in the year ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)
BBC presenter Colin Murray joined by members of the general public as they strut around Belfast, Northern Ireland on December 26 in mankinis as part of a social media bet that Colin took earlier in the year ( Photo by Kevin Scott / Presseye)

Broadcaster Colin Murray has dashed across Belfast in a ‘mankini’.

The stunt took place after a tweet he wrote about his beloved Northern Ireland football team.

Northern Ireland fan Colin Murray in his mankini

Northern Ireland fan Colin Murray in his mankini

He had tweeted: “If Northern Ireland qualify for Euro 2016 I’ll run thru Belfast in a green mankini. Without any shame whatsoever.”

The Talksport presenter and former Match Of The Day 2 host stuck to his word on Boxing Day morning in the heart of the city, accompanied by men who had rallied to his call for support in aid of charity.

Before the run today, Murray had said: “I had two options. To do it at 4am on my own like a coward or pull on that mankini loud and proud.

“I’m buzzing that we qualified and I’m hell-bent on turning my stupid tweet into an amazing event.”

The mankini group on their run

The mankini group on their run

All proceeds are going to Frame Football in Northern Ireland, which brings children with physical disabilities together to play an adapted game that suits their needs.