Sunday, February 20, 2005

the toss of a coin

I take back much of what I said the other day about English football fans being somehow morally superior to Spanish ones - what was I thinking?
In yesterday's Everton v Man Utd clash in the FA Cup, a game which was already contentious as the home team sold their wunderkind Wayne Rooney to the Red Devils back in August, the Everton fans became frustrated when they were losing 2-0 and started throwing various objects onto the field. Please keep in mind that these hurlers are mostly grown men who are well aware that the game is being broadcast live on national television. The Man United goalkeeper Roy Carroll was struck in the back of a head with a coin, but apparently even mobile phones were not exempt from chucking.

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