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‘I Love Animals, I’ve Got Three Dogs And A Fishpond’ – Newcastle Fan Apologises For Punching Police Horse

By Chris Wright

The Newcastle fan who was caught on film delivering a Mongo-style punch to the face of a Police horse during the skirmish that marred the aftermath of Sunday’s Tyne-Wear derby at St James’ Park has apologised for his actions and insisted that, rather than reveling in physically assaulting them, he actually loves animals.

The fan, Barry Rogerson, 45, claims that he lashed out at the horse in panic after it lunged toward him suddenly, telling the Daily Mirror:

“I reacted stupidly but I did not go out to attack a horse. I love animals. I’ve got three dogs, a fish pond out the back and I feed foxes across the road.

“I am on medication and had been drinking, but that does not excuse what happened. [The footage] looks far worse than it was but that’s no excuse.”

That’s that settled then.

You’ll no doubt be glad to know that Mr Rogerson has also since personally apologised to the police and to the horse, Bud, who has been taken off front-line duty while he recuperates.

Look at him recuperating…

Despite what you may be thinking, this is not a spoof.

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By Chris on April 17th, 2013 in Newcastle Utd, Newsnow. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

10 Responses to “‘I Love Animals, I’ve Got Three Dogs And A Fishpond’ – Newcastle Fan Apologises For Punching Police Horse”

  1. That Terry Lewis says:

    I believe the horse is now in a stable condition. :D

  2. That Terry Lewis says:

    You love it really.

  3. porcelain sandwich says:

    I like how people in these kinds of situations give a load of excuses and then say “but that’s no excuse”. Don’t bother saying it then pal, just apologise.

  4. tenblackalps says:

    @Porcelain there was an apology issued

  5. Dave Hiscox says:

    Mr Rogerson was receiving £55-a-week in disability living allowance and £50-a-week in incapacity benefit after quitting his factory job in 2005 with a disease of the auto-immune system.

    So football touuble and you are in the middle of it, without trying to walk away!


  6. brownie says:

    “i feed foxes across the road”

  7. prof erno says:

    Some of his best friends are animals

  8. p says:

    he shouldnt have even really got in trouble for it. whats he gonna do to a fucking horse?

  9. Dave says:

    Thrash the living daylights out of this coward.

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