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‘Wet Nominate’ online challenge sweeps Derry

Derry City players, Gerard Doherty (left) and Barry Molloy take part in 'Wet Nominate' challenge.

Derry City players, Gerard Doherty (left) and Barry Molloy take part in 'Wet Nominate' challenge.

The latest phenomenon to sweep the Internet has found its way to Derry.

‘Wet Nominate’ sees people videoing themselves getting drenched with water and as soon they have completed the challenge they are able to nominate other people to take part.

So far, local politicians, community workers and footballers have taken part.

In one ‘Wet Nominate’ video posted on Facebook this week, Derry City F.C. shot-stopper Gerard Doherty and midfielder, Barry Molloy, are seen crouched down inside black bin containers overflowing with water.

Seconds later team-mates step forward with large buckets of water and soak the local footballers.

After the drenching is complete, both players nominate several of their team-mates, to complete the challenge.

The vast majority of the ‘Wet Nominates’ have been good natured fun but one man was almost seriously hurt when he hurled himself off a bridge in Wales.

Surprisingly, Derry born politician and DUP MP for East Londonderry, Gregory Campbell, also took part in the online challenge.

Wearing a Northern Ireland football international jersey, Mr. Campbell is sitting on a stool outside a house with his feet in a bucket of water.

Moments later, a young girl emerges from the left side of the screen and dumps a bucket of water over Mr. Campbell’s head.

Hilariously, Mr. Campbell then takes the basin of water that his feet were in and tips the water over his head.

Mr. Campbell then marches towards the camera and proceeds to nominate BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Radio 5 Live presenter, Stephen Nolan to take part next.

Derry man, Dean Shields, who was one of the first in the city to take part in the ‘Wet Nominate’ challenge explained why he decided to get wet.

“It’s all a bit of fun and it’s great nominating your friends because if they don’t accept the challenge then they’ll never live it down.

“I also think it could be a good way for charities to raise money,” he said.

The vast majority of ‘Wet Nominate’ challenges are done in good humour and are utterly harmless but one man came close to sustaining serious injury when he hurled himself off a bridge in Wales.

 

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