A WREXHAM fan and vlogger is hoping to turn a prank that saw £750 put behind the bar for him at a Flintshire pub into a nice little earner for charity.

Karl Phillips, aka Bootlegger, has become a social media sensation with his matchday vlogs following Wrexham AFC home and away gaining him a cult following - his twitter account has more than 230,000 followers and counting.

While in the Gold Cape in Mold last week, Karl became the subject of an internet "wind up" with people buying him drinks through the Wetherspoons app.

The phenomena is known as the "Wetherspoons game" and sees people ordering items for people having a drink or food in one of the chain's many outlets up and down the country.

All people need to know is what pub the person is in and the table number.

But when Karl answered that he was sitting at table 54 on the afternoon of January 11, he didn't expect a tidal wave of free booze to be heading his way.

The orders started coming in thick and fast.

Several drinks later, Karl tweeted that he had downed five pints and a brandy, he tweeted: "It's getting tasty now lads".

Later, he posted: "Well come on lads pack it in I'm leaving in a minute weatherspoins...have taken over 700 quid worth of orders."

In another tweet he said: "Well f*** dis s*** Jesus wept who keeps sending me drinks they piling up like f*** lads."

And: "It was top banter I was expecting Jeremy Beadle to pop up from behind the bandit."

The orders soon amounted to more than £750 and Karl, unable to down that much booze, decided to ask Wetherspoons if they would convert the cash into a donation to charity.

Karl tweeted: "750 quids worth when I left and it was still rising."

And "Top wind up lads looks like it's going to make a few bob for charity (providing head office clear it)."

While in Mold, the Bootlegger also made his followers aware of bargains and treats available on the High Street.

As well as telling people that Doom Bar was "on special in spoons £1-50 a pint" he also extolled the virtues of his favourite meaty snack.

He tweeted: "Heading up to Mold shortly to get Iwan a new school jumper and more importantly pick up some freshly made pork pies from Hulson’s butcher. Jesus wept still warm they are a thing of beauty."

Karl will be known to Leader readers after appearing in the post viewed political video in Wrexham's history when he interviewed Plaid Cymru candidate Carrie Harper in the Wheatsheaf pub in Gwersyllt.