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A hilarious father, Stephen Matthews, proved his point when he mocked clothes being classed as "non-essential" items in Tesco stores across Wales.

On Saturday morning Stephen found that all of his trousers were in the wash, but this didn’t stop this funny guy, as went out to do a DIY wearing nothing but a bunch of bananas taped to his crotch.

Stephen started his own protest with his bananas. While his wife Joanne was upstairs looking after their two daughters, he raided the fruit bowl and taped the three bananas to his crotch.

This comes as Tesco was embroiled in controversy over its classing of "non-essential" items. Another man was spotted shopping in his underwear around Tesco in Newport, Wales, and said that he did so to prove "something is essential to everyone". Tesco also apologized early after their classing of non-essential items, after wrongly saying that they can't sell tampons in the city of Wales.

In the video made by Stephen, he and his bananas can be seen standing in his work station with his tools in hand. Well, his working tools at least.

The 51-year-old took a pause from his plastering to speak to the camera while only the bananas were covering his manhood.

Stephen then stated in the video that he fully blames the First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford, for the embarrassing outfit, which was a reference to the uproar over what items were classed as "non-essential".

"The non-essential thing has gone crazy really – I hope the government turn around a bit. I thought I'd try and put a smile on people's faces and make a funny video. I didn't want to go down the political road. My wife was upstairs trying to get the kids out of bed because they'd had a lie in and I had the idea in my head before I told her.

Drakeford said; "She came down the stairs and I had these bananas strapped to me. She said 'what the hell – you're crackers'. Bananas were the only thing I could find really. I restricted myself with a bit of tape and I couldn't use any other fruit because I didn't have any. All my clothes were in the wash and I had my shorts on. I thought I'd have a bit of fun, whipped the shorts off and stuck the bananas on. I couldn't have bought any replacements and my clothes were in the wash. I had a bit of pain taking it off though because it was stuck to the hairs on my legs."

Since he released the video, it has been viewed 330,000 times and shared more than 7,200 times. Stephen also warned viewers at the beginning of the video that there are "no close-ups".

Since the video went viral, Stephan has been stopped in the street while his friends on the builders' yard also joked about the video. "I didn't think the video would take off as well as it did. I'm always taking videos and the kids just brush it to the side. It's gone a bit crazy really and it's rising as we speak. It's going up and up and up. The builders' yard have had me and a couple of people stopped me in the street. My phone hasn't stopped pinging today."

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