Grand final streaker facing huge fine revealed as Australian Olympic runner Peter Bol’s cousin

Brianna DuganThe West Australian
VideoSecurity guards tackle streaker at Perth AFL grand final 2021

The pitch invader who ran onto the turf in just his underwear, socks and sneakers at Optus Stadium mid-grand final has been revealed as Australian Olympic runner Peter Bol’s cousin.

Abra Bol is facing a hefty $12,000 fine and a three-year ban after he stripped down to only his underwear, socks and sneakers before running onto the field at three quarter time on Saturday.

The 22-year-old who posed as a security guard to get into WA’s biggest sporting event posted a video on social media before the daring stunt showing viewers he had his “whistle and fake ID ready to go”.

Abra Bol who was the streaker at the AFL Grand Final that was held at Optus Stadium Perth
Camera IconAbra Bol who was the streaker at the AFL Grand Final that was held at Optus Stadium Perth Credit: Instagram

While in the stands the Thornlie man, who goes by the nickname “Black Magic”, tweeted “you only live once fu** it” before making the daring run across the field.

“Crowd with 100k people, million plus people watching, first ever to do a streak in a AFL Grand Final in Perth,” the tweet read.

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Camera IconFootball Credit: Ian Munro

His cousin and Olympic 800m runner Peter Bol, who stopped the nation during the Tokyo Olympics, replied, “Mate I was not training you for this.”

Peter Bol comments on Abra Bol's Instagram post about streaking at the AFL Grand Final that was held at Optus Stadium Perth
Camera IconPeter Bol comments on Abra Bol's Instagram post about streaking at the AFL Grand Final that was held at Optus Stadium Perth Credit: Instagram

Abra Bol, who is slower than his cousin, lasted only a few seconds on the field before being caught by security guards, with several of them carrying him off the field — all were sporting smiles, while Abra Bol held a piece sign in the air.

Peter Bol pictured with his cousin Abra Bol who was the streaker at the AFL Grand Final that was held at Optus Stadium Perth
Camera IconPeter Bol pictured with his cousin Abra Bol who was the streaker at the AFL Grand Final that was held at Optus Stadium Perth Credit: Instagram

It is understood Optus Stadium staff underwent specific training in the days prior to the grand final on how to stop and restrain pitch invaders.

Surrounded by police cars, the 22-year-old soon realised the trouble he was in, posted a video on social media laughing about the hefty fine that hangs over his head.

Abra Bol who was the streaker at the AFL Grand Final that was held at Optus Stadium Perth
Camera IconAbra Bol who was the streaker at the AFL Grand Final that was held at Optus Stadium Perth Credit: Instagram

In one of the videos he said “100k fine man f*** my life.”

“They told me ‘why’d you do it? why’d you do it?’. I said ‘why not?’,” he said on video in the back of a car.

An Optus Stadium spokeswoman said the man will also face a ban of up to three years from Perth’s biggest sporting ground.

AFL Grand Final 2021. Optus Stadium in Perth. Melbourne Demons v Western Bulldogs. Streaker
Camera IconAFL Grand Final 2021. Optus Stadium in Perth. Melbourne Demons v Western Bulldogs. Streaker Credit: Jackson Flindell The Sunday Times

Police and Optus Stadium management will work out the length of the ban — if he is to receive one — in the coming weeks.

The maximum fine for pitch invaders is $12,000.

The 22-year-old will appear in Perth Magistrate’s Court on October 5.

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