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The Aussie kangaroo puncher and Newcastle horse basher slug it out

by | 7th, December 2016

As the internet watches footage of a man punching a kangaroo in the face (see below), we’ve been looking at the story of the Glasgow Celtic fan who throw a burger at a police horse before the Champions’ League match at Manchester City’s Etihad stadium.

The fan was arrested and fined £90 for a public order offence.

(The horse did not eat the ‘beefburger’. Horses are not cannibals.)

Minds turn to April 2013, when Newcastle United fan Barry Rogerson, 45, threw something else at a police horse working at the match: a punch. He told the tabloids: “I reacted stupidly but I did not go out to attack a horse. I love animals. I’ve got three dogs, a fish pond out the back and I feed foxes across the road.”

 

police horse punch

 

Maybe it’s time police adopted the football clubs’ policy of not using real animals, but mascots ? Why should animals be hurt when people are willing to put there beaks and snouts in the firing line.

“We all thought he was having a laugh, but then he called us a bunch of “c****” and after a few words exchanged he waddled off back to the Family Stand,” said one Torquay fan of club mascot Gilbert The Gull. “At the end of the game, Gilbert came over again and in front of us on the pitch, he gave the ‘come on then’ body language towards us and wouldn’t stop until hiding behind the stewards and again waddling off as we moved towards the exits.”

Others have behaved worse , like Chaddy the Owl (Oldham Athletic), who set about

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