MAN FILMED PUNCHING A POLICE HORSE IN FOOTBALL RIOT PLEADS SELF DEFENCE – Last week a story broken, that I didn’t cover at the time, of a football riot in which one drunken thug punched a police horse square on the nose. The entire incident was caught on film and now standing in the dock Barry Rogerson, 45, is pleading ‘self defence’.
After viewing the video footage above I personally fail to see how this many could even imagine such a cock and bull story.
Rogerson, who likes to think of himself as an ‘animal lover’ told the court that he panicked when the horse charged him. His defence was that he was under the influence of medication and alcohol at the time of the incident.
Note carefully in the video that Rogerson, at the time of the initial attack has a scarf covering his face – I’m assuming he wasn’t too drunk or medicated to take the time to cover his face in the hope of not getting caught for his actions.
“I’m an animal lover. I’ve got three dogs, a fishpond out the back and I feed foxes across the road.” Barry Rogerson
Rogerson is obviously no animal lover and neither is he a very honest man. According to Rogerson he lives on Disability Living Allowance claiming to be too disabled to work; this lack of ability to work obviously doesn’t prevent him from taking place in a violent riot after a football match and certainly his disability allowance is substantial enough to allow him to drink heavily – and people wonder why we need Welfare Reforms; I think this case alone is enough evidence to suggest that the recent sweeping welfare reforms is not only a sensible idea but a justifiable one.
Rogerson has now been bailed by the courts and will appear next month. In the meantime Rogerson has been the target of social network abuse from a number of animal rights activist groups and he now fears going out of the house due to possible reprisals over his actions.
According to Rogerson he suffers from sarcoidosis, in inflammation of the lungs, and finds it difficult to get about or even walk up stairs – from the video it is questionable who disabling his condition is and maybe now is a good time for the Department of Work and Pensions to investigate his claim and determine whether or not the taxpayer is once again being defrauded.