Following last month’s Scottish Cup match between Ayr United and Hibernian at Somerset Park that ended in a draw, a vicious brawl broke out between rival
fans hooligans that led to much mayhem, bloodshed, and one severed ear.
Five men were arrested on Tuesday for their involvement in the melee that took place March 10, to go along with the six that were picked up the day of the fight. No word on whether any of these 11 combatants were the bloke who had his ear torn off, but I’m pretty sure he’d be easy to pick out…he’d be the one not able to wear glasses.
From BBC News…
Det Insp Grant Cathcart, from BTP, said: “This was serious, violent disorder in which one man was hospitalised.
“The violence was so extreme that a severed ear was also found at the scene.
“Football-related anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated on the rail network and we will continue to work closely with all Scottish forces to take action against anyone who steps out of line and bring hooligans to justice.”
Ch Insp Denise Mulvaney, of Lothian and Borders Police, said the violence was “totally unacceptable”.
One has to wonder, does Ch Insp Denis Mulvaney think that the violence was totally unacceptable because someone lost an ear, and if so, would that mean that the brawl would be considered only slightly unacceptable had everyone kept their body parts? Maybe in Scotland this is how they gauge the severity of violent incidents—by the number of body parts found at the scene.
Works for me.
[H/T to Off the Bench]