And get off scot free:
Anthony Corsi, 24, was on a night out when a group of men began chanting "Rooney, Rooney" at him.It sounds like a manslaughter case, rather than murder, but it certainly doesn’t seem like the case you can just walk away from, either.
Cardiff Crown Court heard that Corsi swung a punch at trainee accountant Christopher Jones, 21, who died a week later from a head injury.
Corsi admitted he "overreacted" when he was teased about his likeness to the soccer star as he got into a taxi in Cardiff city centre.So, he stopped the car and got out in reaction to a bit of drunken name-calling? Doesn’t sound like he wanted to avoid trouble, does it?
The court heard he told police: "I was upset about what they called me and I stopped the car and got out.
"I was angry, nervous, upset and drunk. Maybe it was the way he approached, I just remember him coming towards me and I hit him.
"I suppose I felt threatened and overreacted."
The court heard Mr Jones, of Marshfield, near Cardiff, was hit by an upper cut and suffered bleeding to the brain.So Corsi was arrested. And has now been acquitted – not by a jury. By the judge.
He was expected to make a full recovery - but collapsed and in hospital a week later of a ruptured artery.
John Charles Rees QC, defending, said: "I don't want to insult Wayne Rooney but his looks have become a bit of a figure of fun."Sadly, I can’t find a picture of ‘Justice’ Williams to find out who he resembles. Perhaps I should try Black’s Medical Dictionary.
Corsi, of Heath, Cardiff, denied manslaughter and was cleared after judge Wyn Williams directed the jury to find him not guilty.