FanDuel - WFBC

June 19, 2010

Irate Fan Sneaks in to England's Locker Room: An angry England fan burst into the locker room to berate players after the team's nil-nil draw against Algeria Friday. He was intercepted by David Beckham and was allowed to leave before being arrested, an oversight authorities are now attempting to correct. More unhappiness from the birthplace of soccer: England striker Wayne Rooney said as he left the pitch, "Nice to see your own fans booing you."

posted by rcade to soccer at 11:20 AM - 12 comments

If I'd been there I'd have done the same thing. Appalling performance. Rooney needs to stop whining and start scoring.

posted by Goyoucolts at 11:26 AM on June 19

The fan couldn't be any more disgusted than Ally McCoist, who constantly berated the England side during the ESPN broadcast yesterday. He almost reached the point of questioning their manhuid.

posted by beaverboard at 11:28 AM on June 19

I'm no defender of boorish fans, but why shouldn't they be booing? They came thousands of miles on their own dime to support you and you put on a performance worthy of GG Allin.

posted by yerfatma at 11:50 AM on June 19

Only sometimes GG's shit actually hit the mark.

posted by Hugh Janus at 12:10 PM on June 19

As one wag asked of the dressing room invader: did he have his boots with him?

posted by etagloh at 12:48 PM on June 19

From my BiL: The England team went to visit a hospital for kids with cancer in South Africa this morning. "It's good to put a smile on the faces of people with no hope, constantly struggling and facing the impossible," said Siphiwe Khune, aged 6.

posted by yerfatma at 01:32 PM on June 19

Wait - A drunk fan infiltrated the inner security of a major sporting event and managed to exit without incident?

I would've thought we should be advocating his tazering and a conviction for hard time. He could've been a murderer!

Or something like that. I'm not certain how this hysteria is supposed to go.

Part of me wants England to not make it through, so at the very least they won't have to face the embarrassing throttling that would likely come from the Germans.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 07:43 PM on June 19

The fan couldn't be any more disgusted than Ally McCoist

I'm sure Ally, as well as Andy Gray, are quite happy to see England beaten.

posted by owlhouse at 07:58 PM on June 19

Wait. Beckham made a defensive play?

posted by geekyguy at 09:51 PM on June 19

I would've thought we should be advocating his tazering and a conviction for hard time. He could've been a murderer!

Not to worry, the English side all keep their Webley revolvers in their lockers.

posted by irunfromclones at 04:26 AM on June 20

The fan has been identified, and he says he was looking for a bathroom. The prosecution seems excessive to me.

posted by rcade at 09:11 PM on June 20

England and France seem to be trying to 1-up each other in absurdity. I'd say France has the lead right now, but there's still this situation to resolve and the final matches of group play.

posted by bender at 10:21 AM on June 21

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