As soon as Australia’s Daniel Ricciardo won the Formula One (F1) race at the Malaysian grand prix on Sunday, nine Australians were arrested after stripping down to their underwear, bearing the design of the Malaysian flag – to celebrate the victory.
The suspects, aged 25 to 29, not only stripped off their clothes, but also drank beer from their shoes, imitating Ricciardo who also did the same on the podium.
Assistant Commissioner Abdul Aziz Ali told Bernama that the men, who were believed to be under the influence of alcohol, would be detained for four days, starting from yesterday, 3 October 2016.
The nine men, including Jack Walker, an adviser to Australian federal minister Christopher Pyne, have been arrested under Section 504 of the Penal Code for “intentional insult with intent to provoke a breach of the peace” and Section 14 of the Minor Offences Act for insulting behaviour.
It might’ve been a funny idea, but it has certainly raised some eyebrows not only in Malaysia, but also in Australia where many chastised the behaviour of the men on various social media platform.
Well if it was attention the men were looking for, they have definitely got it as the act has gone viral!