9 Australian dudes were jailed on Monday after stripping down to their underwear at the Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix in Sepang on Sunday.
These grown ass man (aged between 25 and 29 years old) are now in custody of the police for four days. They have been arrested for public indecency and disrespecting the national flag.
— Nik Asyraaf (@nikasyraaf) October 2, 2016
“They were under the influence of alcohol,” Abdul Aziz Ali of Sepang Police told The Star, adding “investigations revealed that they bought the undies Down Under.”
Instagram video also shows the group in their underwear, shouting “Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi” following a win by countryman Daniel Ricciardo at the racing event.
— Ranes Subramaniam (@ranes1985) October 2, 2016
According to News Corp, one of the men, Jack Walker, is an adviser to Defense Industry Minister of Australia, Christopher Pyne.
“This shows a huge lack of respect to us as Malaysians; this is stupid behaviour from foreigners who have no sense of cultural sensitivity and respect,” said Sepang International Circuit’s chief executive officer Datuk Razlan Razali
“They deserve to be locked up, investigated and taken action against. It embarrasses their own country as well, it gives Australians a bad name. I am glad that citizens reported on it and that we do not allow such unruly behaviour in our country, especially at the circuit with Formula One being televised worldwide.