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

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.

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Posted: 22nd, October 2012 | In: Sports | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0

When the manacled swimmer Jules Gautier swam the Boat Race

FLASHBACK photo of the day: It’s January 1 1909 and Jules Gautier, is the manacled swimmer.

Mr Gautier swam the University boat race course from Putney to Mortlake with hands and feet manacled and towing a boat licensed to carry eight persons. He won £100 by completing the course in 1 hour 30 minutes, 12 seconds.


Posted: 23rd, April 2012 | In: Flashback | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0