Glassed for not be­ing a foot­ball fan

LIN­SEY’S LAID BARE

Midweek Sport - - NEWS -

A GUEST at a chris­ten­ing needed 50 stitches af­ter he was glassed in the face by a thug who mis­took him for a Black­pool FC fan.

Vic­tor Lisowski, 25, ( above) was left with a scar run­ning from his left eye to his chin.

At­tacker Ben­jamin Owen, 27, was jailed for five years af­ter he was con­victed of wound­ing with in­tent to cause griev­ous bod­ily harm.

Owen was en­joy­ing the cel­e­bra­tion at Heaton Cricket Club, in Bolton, when he fell out with Mr Lisowski over a joke about his orange tie.

Owen asked Mr Lisowski if he was “a tan­ger­ine” — a fan of Black­pool FC.

Mr Lisowski, who is not a foot­ball fol­lower, didn’t un­der­stand and pushed him away. Owen re­sponded by smash­ing his pint glass into his face.

The in­jury, was de­scribed as “hor­rific” at Bolton Crown Court.

Judge Charles Bloom said: “It started with a mis­un­der­stand­ing. You were in­tend­ing to be joc­u­lar, but he didn't get the joke.”

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