All That is left is Scotland
"Conditional discharge for train vandal
" is a small headline in the Berwick Advertiser
over this little item
A MAN who drank 15 pints of alcohol and then punched a ceiling panel on a train to Berwick after a Newcastle United football match was given a 12-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £990 compensation and £70 costs at Berwick magistrates court on Thursday.
At an earlier hearing, L R , 19, from Golden Square, Berwick, was given a three-year football banning order at the court on March 19, preventing from attending matches in England and Wales and from England national team matches in the UK, following the incident on December 21 last year.
His case had been adjourned for pre-sentence reports before further sentencing.
Gosh what stamina. Even in his prime Huttonian could only manage three pints spread over most of a day and it rarely made him aggressive even to inanimate objects like roof panels. The cat possibly but we rarely had one and never in the UK. That may have been the reason but I forget.
Possibly Mr R may have been playing that game beloved of students in the 1960s -a pint in a succession of pubs and the winner was the one who held out going to the loo the longest. The record was I think 14 pints Mr R may well have broken it although he did not actually have to change premises which I think would make it much harder to endure. I suspect having got to the magic 15 he rushed to the toilet to find either it was engaged or, more likely on National Express, flooded/jammed and therefore locked (Withdrawn from service in the jargon) -'Inconvenience for no convenience regretted; no doubt he was told' So in excruciating pain and frustration what do you do?
Punch a roof panel of course.
More satisfying to punch the train team leader. But in his absence in his armour plated cubby hole.
Now Poor victimised Mr R has to endure cruel and unusual punishment.
Under the terms of his ban, if he wants to follow international football, he has no choice but
to watch the Scottish team
Labels: Berwick upon Tweed, Football Hooliganism