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Police Launch Scathing Attack On Rugby Fans

  • Senior police officers have slammed middle-aged men who go on all-day drinking sessions when Wales play rugby
  • One officer described the men’s behaviour as “a nightmare”
A senior officer said the men’s behaviour was ‘a disgrace’ and he’d like to confront them with video evidence

Senior police officers have slammed middle-aged men who go on all-day drinking sessions when Wales play rugby and “think that they can behave any way they like”.

Wales welcomed Scotland to the Millennium Stadium for the second round of games in this year’s competition, and fans caused so much trouble that the police force issued a very angry statement.



“Football fans will push the boundaries, but they will listen,” Superintendent Andrew Morgan of the British Transport Police is quoted as saying by WalesOnline.

“[Rugby fans] won’t listen. They won’t take advice or warnings. They will be a nightmare.”

Morgan took aim at middle-aged men in particular, who he said “think that they can behave any way they like,” a view backed up by British Transport Police Chief Inspector Sandra England.

“These middle-aged men who turn into drunken idiots – it’s a cultural issue for us. The pubs and clubs are rammed with people going out on ‘all-dayers’,” she said.

Fans were accused of bullying, while one officer active in Cardiff city centre called them a “disgrace”.

2 Responses

  1. Louis Caldicott

    Well, what I saw was completely the opposite. I drove there and back in the day so didn’t drink and witnessed aggression, lack of organisation and out-and-out racism from mainly the stewards but also the police.
    Cardiff used to be a great place to watch rugby but the whole set up is just getting worse and worse. I was going to write a letter/essay of complaint to the RFU, gave up the idea as a waste of time but having seen this nonsense from the Police, may well be I will be going back to it.

  2. Jon

    Usual load of rubbish from the PC police force. As for the comparison between football and rugby fans that’sreal nnonsense. Having attended rugby in Cardiff for over forty years I’ve never witnessed anything more than beered up hijinks, but at football matches in the same city I’ve seen segregation unprovoked random violence and the usual yobbery associated with that so called sport.