Hooliganism on the pitch. A 5 point plan

Oh me oh my, the brain dead are at it again!


As a Sheffield Wednesday fan some 45 years ago I was walking down Penistone Road back to the bus after another predictable 0-0 draw against Leeds when I felt a tug on my scarf from behind. Stupidly I turned round and smacked the offender, which led to a mob chasing me and me hiding in the outside lavatory of one of the terraced houses on the main road.

Roll forward 45 years and the son of the same guy who tugged my scarf and chased me to the lavatory runs on the pitch and abuses the Wednesday goalkeeper. For what? Because he was there, just as I was many years ago.

So what do we do about such indiscriminate violence?

1. We identify him by film footage, lock him up and throw away the key.

2. We lock up his parents too, and sterilise them, for they clearly didn’t learn anything from the baby care classes they were invited to attend. We let them out after 5 years.
3. We ban Leeds fans from attending away matches for the rest of the year.
4. We subtract 20 points from the current Leeds tally.
5. We give all Leeds Utd season ticket holders season tickets to the Leeds rugby football club – they won’t stand for such nonsense and would probably give sympathisers of the offender a Featherstone kiss as part of their rehabilitation programme.

I’m not having a go at everyone who supports Leeds. I met some of the best friends I’ve ever made during five years living in that wonderful city. 
And just because Jimmy Savile hailed from the same city doesn’t mean that everyone there is a danger to society.
But here is one who like Savile believes that he’s exempt from the rules of civilised behaviour that the rest of us live by.

Published by Rob

Now 70, I'm getting back into website development and brand protection, as well as showcasing the delightful artistic talents of my beautiful wife Lynne. My projection will encompass a lifetime of database marketing, as well as the Christian democratic socialist ideals of my wife and I.

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