Infamous Villan Erica Roe
It was while googling for an image of George Best in an Aston Villa shirt that a completely different figure in the claret and blue appeared. The voluptuous form of Erica Roe (actually spelt Erika), who became famous in the eighties for streaking across the Twickenham pitch at half-time of a England vs Australia rugby game. Her connection to George Best? God knows.
As a Villa fan she’d unknowingly timed her streak to perfection, January 1982 was a few months before the club’s finest achievement of lifting the European Cup. Roe was last heard of living in Portugal with her husband and three kids, plying their trade as ‘sweet potato’ farmers.
How times have changed since her streak over 30-years ago, the streak was laughed off and considered a bit of harmless fun like a Carry On film, just as the iconic male streaker before her.
Nowadays such a streaker would be treated in a heavy-handed fashion and, as with the streaker at the Manchester City game at Villa Park last season, be prosecuted and end up on the sex offender’s list. Sadly, as a society we’re becoming more and more puritanical as the year’s pass. Hell, we can’t even wave a ‘One Stan Petrov’ flag without some people complaining and getting it banned! Sad times indeed.
Update 12/14: 33 years since her streak Erika Roe has posed naked for a 2015 calender to raise awareness for breast Cancer. More details on her website – www.erikaroe.com
Anyway, speaking of Carry On humour, below are the top 20 answers by MOMS followers on Facebook in no particular order (although the first one did get the most facebook likes) to the following question:
Who’s this Villa fan and what is she famous for?
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