Tuesday, August 25, 2009

NAKED FAN: Streaker at soccer match

Source: The Star

Bare face cheek at Retford v FC United of Manchester game

Published Date: 25 August 2009
By Bob Westerdale

RED FACED stewards at a non-league game may have some explaining to do after "turning the other cheek" when this streaker invaded the pitch.
The drink-fuelled travelling fan in his 30s stripped off in the Retford v FC United of Manchester game last Saturday and paraded himself in the penalty box.

Rather than being chucked out, he was returned to terracing behind the goal by stewards.

But the interruption not surprisingly unnerved Retford, who were leading 1-0 at that stage. FC United prompotly equalised - and the stripper returned for a second bash.

This time there was some naked aggression as he was flattened by a combination of a steward and a clearly angry Retford touch-line staff member.

*FC fans were involved in a brief punch-up with some locals in a corner of the ground at the game, played at Lincoln. One supporter in a wheelchair was caught up in the rumpus.