Monday, March 26, 2007

Life Ban For Tottenham Hotspur Fan?




How society has changed. You could have served back to back prison sentences for football hooliganism in the 70's & 80's and retained virtual anonymity.


These days it seems one lager lunge at Fat Frank and you're catapulted into Mad Frankie Fraser territory. A lifetime ban from The Lane.

Jamie Rednapp called for 'instant incarceration', making the point that the fan could have had a knife, that this type of spectator violence must be eradicated. He has a point, although we ought not lose sight of the fact that this lad wasn't carrying a blade.

What are your thoughts please, on the ban.

Not enough or too tough?









28 comments:

simon said...

too tough. lampard is a dick and chelsea are scum. kicking him on the ground and they dont get anything for it. The FA re pussyholes

Anonymous said...

Hey all, I steward at The Lane in the Paxton lower, and it is made clear to us all the time that it is an arrestable offence for anyone to go on the pitch. Nuff said. It would be interesting to see how everyone reacted if a Chelski fan had run on the pitch and twatted Ghaly when he celebrated at Scumford Bridge!

DannyBoy said...

What happened to the 2nd person who ran on the pitch, who incidentally was a Chelski fan ?

A lifetime ban imo is too harsh. The boy is 18, so does that mean if he lives to 80, he gets banned from seeing Spurs at the lane for 62 years? WOW. He was pissed up and had been on an all day bender apparantley, no excuse I know, but doesn't everyone deserve a 2nd chance? It seems as if it was on the spur of the moment due to the influence of Alchopops.

Anonymous said...

He wasnt carrying a blade tho was he..wait wat if he was carry a gun or drove on in a tank? for fuck sake, at most it was a half attemp at a punch n e way!

Anonymous said...

While I don't condone his actions it just goes to show how 'out of touch' our club is with the fans. I seem to remember half the stadium applauding him!

Harry Hotspur said...

And another thing.... What are the FA going to do about Drogba?

Was he stamping on young Tim 'in self defence'?????

Cusop said...

I remember those days and not with joy.. Being chase around the underground dodging Chelsea fans at Victoria Station.. You see I never went to the games for the fighting.. Now when you go the the lane you have dads and daughters sitting in the stands fans of any race, religion and gender. This kid represents a by gone time the majority of fans do not want to see back.
Now I dislike Chelsea and everything the club stands for!!
Lampard was smart.. He kept his cool and dodged the punch..And he did not retaliate.. His team mates were less professional.
If the FA get fusssy they will only punish spurs.. This inbred so called supporter was unfortunately our responsibility!! And the club did the right thing!!

Anonymous said...

Good Ridence to the young lad. That game was on national tv and shown around the world. We don't needs so called ''fans'' like him ruining the good name of THFC !!!! We're a good club with the best fans in the country home and away end of and all he did was show how bad losers we were on the night.

Anonymous said...

To Harry Hotspur : If u read the news then you would know Drogba is getting away with it. If the fan wasn't on the pitch in the first place then it would not have got to that stage where he was being stamped on. He deserved it.

Harry Hotspur said...

Anon, 3.43...

I read lots of news, thanks.
Drogba immeadiately put himself into the very same bracket of thug when he stamped on the 'hooligan'.

Or do you disagree?

Anonymous said...

I do disagree because he has been cleared of any wrong doing. This is fact. I'm not sticking up for him but fact also remains if the guy hadn't gone on the pitch in the first place he would not have found himself in the position of being stamped on by Drogba. Get over it !

dannyboy said...

anon 4.08

2 wrongs make a right?
I call it the FA being soft pussys who are run by dinosaurs, who, perish the thought would want to show double standards. Wenger was punished for his spat with Pardew, why not Drogba ?!

Don Vincenzo said...

The boy needs to be taken aside and told, "Eh Timmy...never let your emotions get the better of you and never let anyone know what you're tinking out side of da family!" (to be said in your best hoarse Marlon Brando voice).

Morgan. said...

I think it wasnt harsh enough, id have let the players at him, i deserves a kicking, stupid tosser!! we all want to swing for certain players sometimes but he overstepped the mark. And YES I am a spurs fan
YCHS!

Paul said...

Absolutely right he should definately be banned. He did shame the club on National TV.

Anonymous said...

Hindsight is a wonderful thing and I think that when young Tim reflects on his actions, he will regret them. The incident was comical, yet could have been very serious, and he deserved to be punished. How would fans feel if UEFA stepped in and kicked the club out of europe a la Feyenoord?On balance, I think the club should consider a reprieve, say after 5 years, giving him time to mature.

Anonymous said...

Mate that guy shouldn't of been banned but he also shouldn't of missed! should drop kicked him that would of been so funny!!!

nice try tho!

Anonymous said...

HE SHOULD BE BANNED FOR MISSING THE TARGET!! SHOULD HAVE KNOCKED THAT C*NT LAMPARD OUT

Anonymous said...

how the fuck do they enforce a ban, a mate could get hold of ticket for him, all he has to do id put a false tash on

Anonymous said...

Okay, he could have been carrying WMD. Etc. etc.

Cantona actually made contact with a fan and was only banned for 9 months?

Maybe being a millionaire footballer means you deserve special privileges and being a paying punter means you get treated harshly. It seems to me there is something wrong with this?

If only the England team would get so upset when they loose...

Anonymous said...

This is all about political correctness, setting an example to deter others etc... Are we still going to be punishing the guy when he's say 40 for something he did at 18 ? - running on a pitch is hardly a capital offence .

How times change ? Some of us are old enough to remember a mass pitch invasion ( caused by overcrowding in certain parts of the ground following the installation of new barriers )before a Spurs V Chelsea match in 1975. There followed a mass punch up on the pitch before TV cameras and all ( yours truly was watching from the shelf).Don't remember hearing of any lifetime bans being handed out then. Incidentally Spurs won 2-0 following a brilliant winner by Alfie Conn - some of us can remember beating Chelsea on a regular basis and are confident normal service will be resumed shortly.I would hope our 18 year old delinquent will be allowed to enjoy some of these victories in a few years when he's become more responsible ?...I fail to see how this would be opening the floodgates back to the 'bad old days'.

Anonymous said...

The fucking twat can't take his beer and was a dick. It doesn't matter if he is 18 or 80, running on to the pitch and trying to chin a player on National TV is so gay that he deserves to be banned from the Lane for life and get one up the arse from a Fat Frank look-alike!!

Harry Hotspur said...

4.08

You haven't got a leg to stand on. Drogba is a f**king animal and failed to conduct himself much better than the twat who's been banned.

I asked was anything being done about Drogba to flush clowns like you out and it worked a treat.

Shame on the pair of you...

Anonymous said...

poor timmy he's only 18,he deserves another chance he might he might land it next time!!!

Anonymous said...

fanaticism, ignorance and empty lifes: ban football !

EL said...

Anyone who runs onto a pitch and throws a punch, whether drunk or not, is the same type of twat as those who get drunk in town centers all over the country every friday night and then start hitting people for "looking at my bird" or whatever. Ban for life is fine by me. In fact, castration wouldn't bother me much either. The fewer fathers of that ilk around the better for all of us.

Anonymous said...

i say arise sir tim. about time some one tried to clump the fat tosser. tim should have the freedom of the city. he should never have to pay for a drink again. lets disguise him when we play arsenal fill him up with lager and let him loose on that german ponce of a goalkeeper. hehehehehehehehehehehe.

Anonymous said...

Surely if the fan hadn't taunted Cantona in the first place then he wouldn't have reacted?

But he did react, and was punished for doing so.

Which leads me to the conclusion that Drogba should be punished for stamping on the fan.