When approached by reporters he initially denied that he was the clown but admitted to being the man behind the mask when confronted with the photos.
He said, “OK, I am the clown but I’ve been trying to keep it as mysterious as possible. To be discreet so people didn’t find out.
People haven't always reacted to the clown with love and delight...
“On Facebook I’ve had over a thousand death threats. It was just a bit of fun at first and a lot of people seem to enjoy it but it gets a bit hard sometimes with the death threats.”
...a man had threatened to knife him at Sixfields, Northampton Town FC’s ground. “I swear he had a knife and told me he would stab me if there were not so many people around."
...“I had a call last night from someone who knew my name and asked if I was the clown and said if they saw me they would run me over.”
(thanks to Chris Worden)