The Vapid, Pointless Stupidity Of It All – Six Men Held In Custody After Wales Fan Beaten To Death Outside Wembley

Chris Wright

7th, September 2011


By Chris Wright

The Met have confirmed that six men are being held in police custody today after a 44-year old Wales fan died in hospital after being attacked outside Wembley following England’s 1-0 win last night.

The Police have also identified that the six men being held are all Wales supporters and that the victim, a Cardiff fan domestically, was assaulted due to his club loyalties – while, presumably, all seven men were sporting the red of the land of their fathers.

The fan was rushed to hospital with severe head injuries and died at around 9:00pm, after which it became clear that he had also suffered a heart attack outside the stadium.

Whether club or country, being murdered over something so insignificant as a footballing allegiance – the piffling, flaccid, pointlessly tribal, vapid stupidity of it all – just makes the death all the more nonsensical. Alas, such things are beyond the realms of comprehension.

As Pies reader R-Hops so succinctly put it in his comment left below the match article, no-one deserves to go out to a football match and never be able to come home. It’s as simple as that.

Of course, our sincere condolences go out to all those that now so needlessly warrant them.