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07th Dec 2016

Celtic fan arrested after throwing a burger at a police horse for some reason

We have so many questions.

Tom Victor

Sometimes, something will happen after a football match that can be explained away with a small amount of digging.

This is not one of those occasions.

During Manchester City’s Champions League draw with Celtic, Greater Manchester Police shared what will surely go down as one of the all-time iconic tweets.

It might not quite be on the level of that Newcastle United fan punching a horse after the 2013 Tyne-Wear Derby, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have a few questions. For example:

  1. What kind of distance are we looking at?
  2. Did he take it out of the bun first? Feels like he’d lose some impact if bits of bread are falling off mid-air.
  3. Did he just hurl it, or did he try throwing it like a frisbee? Yes it’s important.
  4. How do they know it was a hamburger and not a veggie burger? Did one of the officers take a bite? Did the horse somehow relay this information to them?
  5. This ‘male kicking about in the van’ – do they mean the Celtic fan or the horse?
  6. Why didn’t Leroy Sané shoot instead of squaring the ball when he was clean through in the second half?

Okay, we might have gone off on a bit of a tangent with that last one.

After reading the GMP’s follow-up message, we’re beginning to think this was all a very elaborate set-up for a Christmas cracker-worthy pun. And if that is the case, we have to say we’re impressed.

But making light of an attack on a horse just for a cheap gag? That’s a big neigh-neigh in our book.

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