File photo of naked bum - this is NOT a photo of the nudie run in Imbil.
File photo of naked bum - this is NOT a photo of the nudie run in Imbil. Marc Stapelberg

BUMMER: Footy player runs nude through Imbil, cops fine

A NUDE street run in Imbil has earned a Mary Valley Stags player a $261 fine over the weekend.

The local rugby league team was out celebrating its end of year season at the Imbil Bowls club on Sunday night.

"Police were forced to issue a fine when one rugby league player took it a bit far," Imbil police officer Bill Greer said.

"Whilst I can understand it was all tongue in cheek and we can appreciate what they're doing, running up the street in the nude is not tolerated," Sen-Constable Greer said.

"The man was issued with an infringement notice.

"As much as we like people having a bit of fun, people have to understand this type of behaviour is not acceptable."

It's believed several rugby league players took part in the nudie run.

It was part of the club's lap of shame for those players who did not score a try all season.

Stags president Glen Carlson said he was not pleased to hear the news.

"The club doesn't condone this sort of behaviour," Mr Carlson said.

"It's a football tradition, players have this thing that if they don't score a try all season, they have to do something, and unfortunately a few of the players took part in it."

Mr Carlson said next time he would have to remind his team to be better behaved.

"Doing a nudie run up the street in broad daylight is not smart," he said.

Lloyd Copper took to Facebook and said nudie runs should not be banned.

"It's a bit of fun but as usual someone has to get offended and ruin it for everyone," Mr Copper said.

D'vorah Rasmussen disagreed.

"Adult fun perhaps but not for kids," she said.

"An organised event like the bike ride can be avoided by parents who don't want children present, but a spur of the moment run through a little place like Imbil isn't really appropriate."

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