The ongoing friendly between England and New Zealand in Leeds saw a special guest dressed up as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. He entertained a full house at Headingly Stadium while running through the stands while being pursued by cricket fans dressed as police officers. In a video shared on Twitter by England’s Barmy Army on Saturday (June 25, 2022), the man can be seen dressed as Johnson, with a blonde wig, white shirt, blue tie and black sunglasses.
The 12-second clip, captioned “Boris Johnson is being pursued by a group of police officers,” shows the man being pursued near the perimeter rope by some fans in police uniforms.
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Boris Johnson is being pursued by a group of police officers
@turpinmodernist #ENGvNZ pic.twitter.com/9R7lW2TUu9— England’s Barmy Army (@TheBarmyArmy) June 25, 2022
Since it was shared, the video has been viewed by over 4.94 viewers and has received over 9,500 likes and thousands of comments on Twitter.
The brief appearance was reportedly an apparent take on Boris Johnson and his ‘Partygate’ scandal for attending the lockdown parties during the Covid-19 pandemic.