Tuesday, October 23, 2012

I am genuinely impressed

The news that it has only taken two working days for Aaron Cawley to be identified, caught, put on trial and sent to prison for four months fills my jaded, cynical heart with a warm feeling.

Although I can only wonder why it was that a swimmer who interrupted the posh boys boat race got six months whilst an alcohol fuelled Leeds United supporter got only four months, is the judicial service going soft?

Anybody who stumbled across Friday night's Yorkshire derby by accident must have wondered what on earth they were watching. Parts of the match resembled cross country wrestling and one part in particular, involving Michael Brown of Leeds and a Sheffield Wednesday defender, took me back to my childhood and those boxing robots who used to stand toe to toe trying to beat each other to bits. The chants, of both supporters were vile, the football (apart from two excellent goals) was verging on the outer limits of extreme sports and 'Colin' was, as usual, a complete prat in the post match interview - fortunately he has since apologised for his comment that Kris Kirkland had 'gone down too easily'.

The case of Aaron Cawley does of course pose more questions than it does answer. How exactly does somebody who is unemployed manage to attend all Leeds United matches? How does somebody who has already been the subject of multiple banning orders manage to get inside a football ground? How much alcohol can one person consume and still stay standing long enough to hit a tall, fit, athlete?   

7 comments:

A Northern Bloke said...

Well, I'll bet there are quite a few people at the high end of our judicial system who view the Aaron Cawley event as a simple matter of one "f*cking pleb" slapping another "f*cking pleb" on a Friday night.

They are bound to take a different view of someone interrupting "the posh boys boat race".

Paul said...

I did read that the reason the swimmer got longer was because he had ignored police warnings to stop and then tried to justify his actions as some sort of class war.

Span Ows said...

You've been saving up posts again! Or my concept of time is really shot to pieces.

All your questions need answers! It won't happen but the alcohol question could be a good thesis for any student.

Paul said...

No I haven't been saving up, just had a purple patch in the thoughts department.

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