Brave bricklayer skis through snowy streets wearing only furry hat and pants

A brave bricklayer has been filmed skiing through the streets in the snow in just a pair of boxers and a hat.

Mick Daffern, 51, was captured being towed along by a truck and some rope, yelling “faster” while waving at neighbours.

He seized the chance to use his skis when he saw thick snow had blanketed his hometown of Wolverhampton, Birmingham Live reports.

The bare-chested brickie said it was a “no-brainer” as they had been gathering dust due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The winter sport-enthusiast said: "It’s a bit of tongue in cheek stuff, I’m glad everyone is able to have a laugh.

"I’ve skied for the last 20 years and this is my first year of no skiing so I could hear some banging in the loft, I went to have a look and it was the skis dancing about."

He added: "I usually go anywhere where there is snow, the pandemic turned it into a no go.

“Without a doubt, I would have been on holiday drinking, laughing, eating and having a good time.

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"When I saw the snow today it was a no-brainer, all I needed was a couple of inches on the ground.

"The funny thing is, I was left for 10 minutes in my underpants while my mate went to fetch the rope."

Asked why he decided to do it in his underpants in the freezing weather, he simply replied: “Why not?"

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He says he hopes his stunt will encourage more people to take up winter sports.

Mr Daffern added: ”Skiing is my hobby I love it, the older I get the more it hurts. It would be nice if more people could try it.”

Hundreds of social media users commented on the video after it was posted online.

Many dubbed the post as "brilliant" while others joked that they would join in too.

The Met Office has warned many parts of the UK face a “really cold night” on Sunday.

Meteorologists have warned snow is due to last the longest in the Midlands, where temperatures are set to plunge as low as -10C.

An amber weather warning for snow on Sunday has been put in place across Stoke-on-Trent, Derby and Nottingham.

Yellow weather warnings are also in place across the south and Midlands, ending just below Manchester.

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