Streaker who 'sprinted naked onto the field during an NRL game' is a high-ranking media executive who was INVITED to the game by the league
- Streaker who allegedly interrupted NRL game revealed as media executive
- Southern Cross Austereo national account manager Matthew Cooper identified
- He has been charged with wilful and obscene exposure and for streaking`
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A naked streaker who interrupted an NRL game has been identified as a media executive - who and was given free corporate tickets by the league.
Matthew Cooper, a national account manager at Southern Cross Austereo, allegedly stripped naked and ran on the field during the game between the Parramatta Eels and the Wests Tigers at Bankwest Stadium in western Sydney on Sunday.
Cooper was invited by the NRL to watch the game and received complimentary tickets, the Daily Telegraph reported.
The NRL and Austereo has not confirmed whether he was supplied with free alcohol and food at the the game.
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Matthew Cooper (pictured), a national account manager at Southern Cross Austereo , allegedly stripped naked and ran on the field during a game between the Parramatta Eels and the Wests Tigers at Bankwest Stadium
Three security guards chased Cooper before he was tackled and escorted from the field.
He was charged with wilful and obscene exposure and was also charged under the pitch invasion act.
A Southern Cross Austereo spokesman confirmed Cooper's ticket was provided by the NRL, and that an investigation into the incident was being launched.
Cooper's allegedly naked interference during the game amused Channel Nine commentators Ray Warren and Andrew Johns.
'And we got a streaker on the field. Where's those binoculars?' Johns asked.
'You don't want to look,' Warren responded.Footy streaker sparks some VERY cheeky remarks from commentators
'Oh yes I do,' Johns said as he laughed.
'You don't need binoculars, I can assure you. Andrew, I tell you what, you'd have to have big magnification on them,' Warren joked.
Cooper reportedly took off his clothes and hid behind a television cameraman before sprinting out onto the field.
Streaking during a sporting event carries a maximum penalty of up to a year in prison and a $12,000 fine.
Cooper is due to appear in court in August.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted the NRL and Southern Cross Austereo for further comment.
In the closing minutes of the game Cooper allegedly jumped the barricade wearing only his shoes and started to streak onto the field before security were able to tackle him to the ground