Anorak | Leeds United fan Aaron Cawley got away with it because he upset the elite boat races

Leeds United fan Aaron Cawley got away with it because he upset the elite boat races

by | 22nd, October 2012

AARON Cawley got away it it. The Leeds United fan has been sentenced to 16-weeks prison for assaulting Kris Kirkland , the Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper. That Cawley committed a crime before 28,581 witnesses (plus playing staff and officials) and the TV cameras marks him out a special kind of pillock. Prison might be where he’s safest.

And he was a known face. Sheffield Magistrates’ Court heard that he had been the subject of two football banning orders in the past. He’d been guilty of breaching them four times.

Perhaps most damningly of all, we learn that Aaron Cawley lives with his mum in that hotbed of football fervour, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

Cawley says on the day of the crime, he’d drunk a few cans of Stella Artois beer, three-quarters of a litre of vodka and 10 pints of cider. Really? REALLY? You drank that much an then were able to aim two hands directly at Kirkland’s face, having run up and down the terraces?

While, we wonder at the mentally negligible Cawley, we recall the name Trenton Oldfield. He’s another berk. He was sentenced to six-month jail fordiving into the River Thames during the Oxford-Cambridge rowing race. His antics delayed the annual race in London by 25 minutes.

Judge Anne Molyneux told Oldfiel at Isleworth Crown Court:

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