They take their youth soccer very seriously in the United Kingdom. So much so that the adults involved sometimes get a little overly excited and do things that they wouldn’t normally do . . . like spitting in another man’s face. Oh, and head butting him, too. That’s probably not a good thing either for the kids to see.
On the plus side, the Brits take the game so seriously that an adult committing those sins will not be on the sidelines for years to come.
Arguments flared between the two dug-outs after an alleged two-footed, dangerous challenge by a BT player on an Almondsbury boy. After a verbal exchange, Mr Collins spat in Mr Wenham’s face. Father-of-three Mr Wenham said: “He then came up to me, squared up to me and head-butted me. Unfortunately, I lost my footing and slipped over. “I just didn’t expect it. The spitting was the worst bit. It’s just a disgusting thing to do. “It’s a terrible example to set to lads who were playing.”
The 46-year-old, whose son Joe was playing for Almondsbury, added: “The lads all flew in and eventually we managed to get them away from it all. “After it had died down the ref called me and our manager Steve Hall over and he said ‘lads, I don’t know what you want to do, but I’ve seen everything there. This is the worst thing I’ve seen in 20 years of football’.”
Can’t really say this guy “ruined” the game for most of these soccer fans. Not after another thrilling 1-0 slugfest. But, at least he did us all a favor (maybe) and donned a bit of underwear before running out onto the field. Unfortunately, that piece of clothing looks like a silver jock strap, probably not the preferred undergarment of the NFL or NBA. Possibly MLB, but that’s another story.
Watch this guy evade the stadium security and eventually make it back safely into the stands where he was probably beaten senseless by some soccer hooligans who are REAL sports fans.
You gotta give it to those English football players, they really do know how to party. Normally, on their birthdays, most guys will go out with the woman in their life, have a nice dinner, a few drinks (maybe a movie) and celebrate in style. But not Michael Ricketts, 32, who used to play for the Bolton Wanderers. No, his idea of a great birthday allegedly including taking his woman to a club, then–for some reason–calling her a “f****** c***”, then taking her outside, throwing her against a car, followed by a good ol’ fashioned head-butting and a punch to the face . . . as cops watched from a patrol car. Oops!
Ultimately, the Bobbies had to point a Taser at Rickett’s chest to get him to settle down. Not quite a “Tasered by Cops” but close enough for our purposed. Yeah, he went to jail and his beloved appears to be alright, but you can guess that she’ll think twice about going on another date with Mr. Ricketts.
Here’s the bloody details from our favorite UK tabloid, The Sun:
Michael Ricketts, 32, was nicked on suspicion of assault after the row during a night out to celebrate his birthday. Ricketts – capped just once for England eight years ago and without a club now – is accused of calling the blonde a “f****** c***” as they had a drink together at a restaurant.
He then stormed out, followed minutes later by the woman. The row continued and Ricketts allegedly threw her against a car before attacking her and leaving her with a black eye. Two officers, who saw the fight from their patrol car, were forced to point the Taser at Ricketts’s chest to calm him down. Ricketts spent a night in the cells before being charged with common assault yesterday. The victim, 33 – thought to be Ricketts’s partner – was discharged from hospital after treatment for her injuries.
Hard to tell exactly what’s going on in this video, other than it involves UK soccer fans behaving badly. But really, how do you get past security with a pocket full of road flares?
This information was with the YouTube video;
This shows dickhead Birmingham City scumbag fans pitch invading after beating Aston Villa in the Carling Cup quarter Final. Aston Villa fans ripped out the seats & threw them into the crowds. Birmingham replied by throwing LIVE flares into the stands. Police struggled to gain control for about 10-15 minutes, but retaliated with riot police & whacking the thugs with batons.
You don’t need to be a soccer fan to appreciate the over-the-top nature of this hatred of Manchester United star Wayne Rooney . . . although it helps. Leave it to the aptly named “Edenbridge Bonfire Society” to come up with this stunt.
Here’s more from the Telegragh (including a larger version of the picture):
The 49ft creation, complete with green Shrek-style ears to mock the Manchester United ace’s likeness to the animated ogre, will go up in flames at Edenbridge Bonfire Society’s annual parade and display on Saturday. In September he hit the headlines over allegations he slept with two prostitutes while wife Coleen was pregnant with their son Kai.
With crowds of up to 15,000 spectators expected, the steel-framed structure is packed full of fireworks to ensure the footballer goes up with a bang. Dressed in full kit, including the club’s famous red shirt, the effigy depicts Rooney clutching a copy of his lucrative new five-year contract under one arm, while in his other hand is a holdall full of cash.
Charles Laver, of the Kent-based society, said Rooney was chosen as this year’s guy after being plastered all over the tabloids in recent months. Then his loyalty to Manchester United was thrown into doubt when he suggested he would leave, before going on to sign the new contract with the club.
Mr Laver said: ”I hate football myself so I’m quite happy to burn a footballer.