Back in 2013, Newcastle fan Barry Rogerson assured himself of a place in Geordie Valhalla by squaring up to a police horse amid a city-centre skirmish that broke out after a fractious Tyne-Wear derby match at St James’ Park.
Barry later apologised for thumping Bud the wonder-horse, claiming his medication was to blame and that he’d never intentionally hurt an animal as he owns some fish of his own.
Still, the middle-aged equine-botherer has subsequently become something of a folk hero around the Toon – so much so that they’re even selling proper oil paintings of his finest hour…
in newcastle for an hour and ive already seen an oil painting of the lad belting the horse who says were not a cultural powerhouse pic.twitter.com/bIze5donOu
— ACAPULCO VIP (@popeformosus) August 25, 2017
Not that Pies wish to condone animal cruelty in any way, shape or form – but we’d definitely be happy to hang that refined work of art over our mantelpiece.
It’s a masterpiece and we simply must have one.