When drink’s in, wit’s out

The Press and Journal (Inverness) - - FEATURES -

They say you should never mix al­co­hol with sport, re­li­gion or pol­i­tics – as Lee Clarke and Alis­tair Wil­son dis­cov­ered to their cost in a row over whether or not ten­nis star Andy Mur­ray was Bri­tish or Scot­tish.

It turned into a fight and ended with Clarke bit­ing off part of Mr Wil­son’s ear.

Clarke es­caped jail in In­ver­ness yes­ter­day and was given com­mu­nity ser­vice with a fine. How many times have we seen this type of thing?

Peo­ple lose all sense of pro­por­tion when fu­elled with al­co­hol, while pride and prej­u­dice, which are of­ten ugly bed­fel­lows, make it a toxic cock­tail.

It was a salu­tary les­son for th­ese two, but many oth­ers have still to learn it.

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