MORE than 725,000 people have now watched Dorchester Town boss Ashley Vickers’ infamous video in which he tackles a streaker clad in a mankini.

The 39-year-old has become a global internet star since the story was reported in the Dorset Echo on Tuesday.

He has also been interviewed by news organisations from around the globe.

He is now hoping to put the fuss behind him and return to normal football duties this weekend.

He said: “It’s a week I will never forget. It’s been unbelievable and I was even interviewed for an Australian radio station on Wednesday night.

“I think a few of the lads are considering buying mankinis as a joke but I’m just looking forward to getting back to the solace of the football pitch tomorrow.

“I also want to get my red card rescinded and people say the FA are looking to do so, so hopefully common sense will prevail because we’ve got enough injuries and suspensions to worry about.”

*Video courtesy of Joe Talman and Havant & Waterlooville FC. Disclaimer: This video does contain bad language.