DON’T LET TOOL RUIN IT
HERE’S hoping the actions of Leeds “fan” Aaron Cawley don’t have repercussions for the 99 per cent of us who go to footie games and DON’T act like a cock.
The tool has ended up in jail for four months for running on the pitch and smacking Chris Kirkland in Leeds’ match at Sheffield Wednesday. The last thing we need now is an overreaction to that huge display of bellendery.
Players getting attacked at the match is hardly par for the course. Neither is trouble of any kind at football.
The most recent Home Office figures for football-related disorder for the 2010-11 season reported 3,089 arrests out of an estimated total attendance of 37 MILLION. That’s 0.01 per cent – or, in layman’s terms, f*** all.
Yet fans are often routinely treated like scum. Name another time in society when you’re filmed by police for walking along the road or sitting in a seat. You can’t? Exactly.
Show me another situation where you can be nicked for sipping an alcoholic bevvy “in sight of the pitch”.
You can drink at rugby matches, you can drink at pop concerts – yet if you’re watching footie you’re not to be trusted with a pint.
Coppers are already said to be trigger-happy with Football Banning Orders. The last thing we need is more powers to allow police to discriminate against football fans. There’s enough of that going on already.