Sunday 18 February 2018

Cardiff consider ban for pint-throwing fan

“It’s an extremely serious incident and the individual concerned won’t be welcome back at the ground for the foreseeable future
“It’s an extremely serious incident and the individual concerned won’t be welcome back at the ground for the foreseeable future". Photo: PA Wire
Cian Tracey

Cian Tracey

A Cardiff Blues supporter has landed himself in serious trouble after he threw a pint of beer at Irish official George Clancy, writes Cian Tracey.

Clancy, a Limerick native, was a touch judge in Cardiff's one-point defeat to Glasgow last Saturday, when the incident occurred. TV footage shows the man berating Clancy before hurling a full pint in his direction.

He was immediately removed from the Cardiff Arms Park and the club's chief executive Richard Holland confirmed that a lifetime ban was being considered for the perpetrator.

"It's an extremely serious incident and the individual concerned won't be welcome back at the ground for the foreseeable future," Holland said.

"At this stage, a life ban is a serious consideration. It doesn't look good at all. There is no place for this kind of thing in rugby and such behaviour will not be tolerated. You can't condone it. There is no excuse for it. We will make a decision in due course and we will be taking the necessary action.

"I spoke to George Clancy after the game and apologised on behalf of the club and he appreciated and accepted that."

Irish Independent

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