He actually was skating on skinny ice.
A Dutchman has gone viral for skating on a frozen canal whereas half-naked — and plunging in after the ice cracked.
In a video seen nearly 7 million instances on Twitter by Tuesday morning, the unidentified man wore simply tight black shorts as he glided throughout the Keizersgracht canal in Amsterdam.
His ft all of the sudden sank beneath a piece of cracked ice, turning him right into a flying Dutchman as he shot ahead, crashing through the remaining face-first.
Quickly, it wasn’t simply the ice cracking up but additionally these watching him, with the clip posted Sunday capturing his viewers whooping and laughing as he raised his head to indicate that he was protected.
After initially wanting dazed, the skater joked about his “face-plant” — and gave a bow after he was lastly pulled to security on a thicker chunk of ice by one other skater.
A slew of accidents just lately led Prime Minister Mark Rutte to warning his nation, whereas conceding that “skating on pure ice makes the center of many Dutch folks beat quicker.”
Rutte was significantly involved about folks getting hospitalized throughout the pandemic, in addition to placing themselves in danger by forgoing security protocols, NL Occasions famous.
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“Sadly all these horrible coronavirus measures apply on that ice. It’s not that the chilly makes that virus much less contagious, definitely not,” Rutte stated. “So take pleasure in it sensibly, maintain your distance and keep at dwelling when it will get too busy. Persist with all measures and, above all, forestall hospitals from getting even busier as a result of all types of bone fractures.”