Australian 'Budgie Nine' F1 strippers freed by Malaysia court
Nine Australians who were arrested for stripping off at the Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix have walked free from a court on Thursday.
The group, branded the "Budgie Nine", were charged with public nuisance, which carries a fine but no jail time.
The men were detained after posing in swimwear decorated with the Malaysian flag to celebrate Australian Daniel Ricciardo's win in Sunday's race.
They apologised and expressed their "deepest regret" in a letter in court.
They said the incident was "purely an error of judgement" on their behalf.
One of the men, Thomas... read more
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