King’s climb to Aussie infamy

Infamous: Several sources have confirmed to Mountain Scene the man pictured, on top of Sydney Cricket Ground's Bill O'Reilly Stadium on Saturday night, is former Queenstowner Danny King

Former Queenstowner Danny King’s allegedly become world-famous, for all the wrong reasons.

Several sources have confirmed to Mountain Scene King, 31, is the man arrested after climbing on to the roof of the Sydney Cricket Ground’s (SCG) Bill O’Reilly Grandstand on Saturday night, during a rugby Test between the Wallabies and England, where he allegedly urinated from the top of the structure.

Footage has been widely circulated online of the man on the roof — and subsequently being frog-marched off it by authorities.

Daily Mail reports 31-year-old Daniel King was arrested, taken to Surry Hills police station, and charged by New South Wales police with behaving in an offensive manner in/near a public place, and climbing on a building on scheduled lands without approval.

He’s been granted bail and is expected to reappear in court on Monday, but has already been slapped with a life ban by Rugby Australia (RA), and a two-year ban by the SCG.

Daily Mail also reports RA chief executive Andy Marinos described the offender as an ‘‘alleged intruder’’, labelling his actions ‘‘deplorable’’, ‘‘disgraceful’’, and ‘‘dangerous’’.

Scene’s reached out to King, a former 50-cap Wakatipu premier rugby player, for comment, but is yet to receive a response.

After the personal trainer and bodybuilder won the 80-90kg weight division in the Auckland bodybuilding champs last May, he told Scene he’d gone “a little bit off the rails” during the Covid disruptions, and had a few “run-ins” with alcohol.

But he told Scene then he’d given up drinking “for good”.

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