Newcastle United were furious with the fans who started a fracas on Sunday, after the loss to Sunderland, to made a very bad day – even worse.
Bud – the horse who was punched – but he’s doing OK
And we had scenes of a Newcastle fan punching a horse – well would you believe it – and the next day the Yorkshire Constabulary were quick to point out that Bud, the handsome horse in question, was OK and relaxing in his stall.
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Barry Rogerson, 45, was the fan who punched Bud and he has today personally apologized to Bud:
“I would like to apologise to the horse, to all the mounted section, to people of the North East.” “I am on medication and had been drinking, but that does not excuse what happened.”
“I reacted stupidly. I did not go out to attack a horse.” “I love animals – I’ve got three dogs, a fish pond out the back and I feed foxes across the road.”
Rogerson will now be banned for life from St. James’ Park, as Derek LLambias is furious and wants to stop the bad publicity these fans caused for Newcastle United around the world on Sunday afternoon.
The horse is said to have been startled when a fire cracker went off just in front of him, and Inspector Trevor Thackray, from the mounted police section, had this report on Bud:
“We are pleased to say that Bud is totally fine and resting up after Sunday’s eventful operation in Newcastle. Our police horses are used to dealing with all types of disorder so, while the images on the news may have looked shocking, Bud wasn’t hurt.”
Hopefully Rogerson will think twice before punching a horse again.
And late news just in – Bud has accepted Rogerson’s apology.
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