CRICKET pranksters are bowling undie-arm — by adorning a statue of legendary umpire Dickie Chook with a bra.
Council bosses raised the bronze onto a plinth after lingerie had been repeatedly left dangling from his out-stretched finger.
However drunken partygoers are nonetheless clambering up the 5ft 10in life-size mannequin in Barnsley, South Yorks., to depart their smalls.
Some are even rolling condoms over his world well-known digit whereas others have added Covid face masks.
A council binman mentioned: “They raised the plinth a number of years again to cease folks getting up, however it hasn’t labored.
“Children are nonetheless discovering methods to clamber as much as stick issues on Dickie’s finger. It is a common factor within the city.
“We have eliminated jonnies women’ knickers and Christmas decorations.
“It’s fairly a typical factor for lads and lasses to do, however with the pubs lockdown it hasn’t occurred as a lot lately.”
Eager cricket fan Donald Abbott, 72, a retired miner and former soldier, mentioned: “Individuals assume it’s a humorous factor to do, however I feel it is disrespectful.
“Dickie Chook is a superb man from this city, who is understood nationally and internationally.”
Artwork pupil Bethany Dewsnap, 17, mentioned: “The plinth is larger however persons are nonetheless placing issues on his finger.”
Dickie, 87, choked again tears after his statue – going through Shaw Lane Cricket Membership, the place he began his taking part in profession – was unveiled by Prince Charles in 2009.
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