The photo of a naked man riding a shark went viral this week, and now we reportedly know who he is.
If you’ve been on the internet recently, you’ve probably seen a photo of a naked man riding a shark. The photo went viral on Twitter was said to be Florida head coach Jim McElwain and Jimmy John, from the famous sandwich chain.
However, we may finally know who the man is.
Here is the photo in question:
According to a report from the Orland Sentinel, the man is a former New York city police officer named Shawn.
From the report:
The naked guy on the shark may have finally been identified, and it is reportedly a man named “Shawn” from upstate New York who is a former New York City police officer. And, get this, he was was going to meet with Florida Gators coach Jim McElwain to share a laugh about the infamous picture.
That’s what David Pingalore, sports anchor for WKMG-TV in Orlando, told the Orlando Sentinel’s Mike Bianchi on Friday on Bianch’s “Open Mike” radio show on 96.9 The Game.
“This guy lives in upstate New York, that photo was taken two years ago off the shores of Long Island — not in Florida,” Pingalore said. “I have the man that’s fully clothed that’s naked on the shark, on the boat. Yes, normal photographs.”
Jim McElwain and Jimmy John can now breath a sigh of relief.