It’s good to know that no matter how successful a man is in life, he can still get sucked into an incredibly humiliating bet on football.
Australian shooter Russell Mark, who has won both gold and silver medals in the Olympics, bet on Carlton to beat St. Kilda in an Australian Football League match. The wager? If Carlton lost, Mark would have to wear a mankini to the opening ceremonies of this summer’s Olympic Games.
Well, St. Kilda pulled off the upset. Now Mark has to pull off most of his clothes in front of the entire world. Somewhere, Borat is beaming.
This will be Mark’s sixth Olympic Games, and probably his most memorable. The veteran was even up for consideration as Australia’s flag bearer. Without doing much research, we can pretty much guarantee that this would be the first time a flag bearer wears the equivalent of a male thong. Mark could be a true trailblazer.
Let this be a lesson, kids: don’t gamble. Especially if it involves wearing an outfit out of Cher’s closet from the 1980’s.