A man dressed as UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson entertained cricket fans on day two of the third and final Test between England and New Zealand by running across the stands as he was chased by men dressed as police officers.
The incident took place at Headingley Cricket Ground in Leeds, England. A viral video shot in the stands shows a cricket enthusiast dressed as Mr Johnson, complete with a blonde wig, blue tie and white shirt with “Please vote Boris 4 No. 10” written on the back. The short clip shows the man being chased by the rest of his friends, who were all dressed in police uniforms.
Watch the video below:
Boris Johnson is chased by a group of police officers
— England’s Barmy Army (@TheBarmyArmy) June 25, 2022
The clip sees the group making its way along the edge of the border. The cheers can also be heard in the background.
According to Indy 100, the video referred to the recent Partygate scandal, in which Johnson became the first sitting prime minister to have broken the law. The Metropolitan Police had investigated 12 different lawbreakers held in Downing Street and Whitehall during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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The British Prime Minister is said to have attended six and was even fined at his birthday party in 2020. Despite a vote of no confidence earlier this month following the scandal, Johnson managed to survive.
Coming back to the video, since it was shared, the video has taken the internet by storm. It has accumulated more than 470,000 views and thousands of likes and comments. One user jokingly wrote, “Can’t be the real Boris Johnson. The police are doing their best to get him.” Others simply called the video “amazing” and “brilliant” and flooded the comment section with laughing emojis.