Monday, 11 February 2019

When Did They Become The Bad Taste Police?

This was Cardiff’s first game since it was confirmed that their £15million signing had died in a plane crash and tributes were paid to the player following the tragedy.
Yet sickening footage emerged afterwards showing two men in the stands at St Mary’s, stretching their arms out wide and pretending to be planes towards the away end.
Crass and stupid? Yes. Poor taste? Undoubtedly.

A matter for police? You'd think not. But it's 2019.
Both fans had their details taken by Hampshire Police and will face three-year banning orders from the South Coast club.
I wish I could say I was surprised, but given their general woeful performance, I'm not.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

They weren't arrested and the final decision will be left with Southampton FC. Not a criminal offence. Police criticism unfair this time. I haven't even bothered to open the link but I assume it's a completely unconnected story to this one to prove your point?
Jaded.

Anonymous said...

As a football ground, when a match is being played, is a place to which the public have access, even if on payment, I would have thought their moronic actions came under the Public Order Act, being something which caused embarrassment, alarm, or distress, though not certain if an official complaint was made..
However, as the late footballer was white and, presumably, not an Irish traveller nor a Muslim jihadist, it could be the local Police felt it was not worth pursuing.
Penseivat

Hector Drummond, Vile Novelist said...

>will face three-year banning orders from the South Coast club.

Lucky buggers.