Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Lamb-fisted protest

This was not football the way that Johnny Lam Jones used to play it. I've seen people throw hot dogs, ice cream, beer, soda and, once, a whole crowd throw candy bars (although not in protest).

But, on Saturday a new one.

Somebody protesting a referee's decision threw a lamb's leg during a post-game protest at a game in Ballymena. I wonder how the leg-thrower explained to the missus when he got home that he had put the Easter dinner to alternative use on Saturday. I bet by then he was feeling pretty … sheepish. (Couldn't resist.)