In the UK, after Sunderland beat Newcastle 3-0 the soccer fans did what they did best… they rioted.
Upset Newcastle fans started causing all types of public disturbances!
29 people were arrested for public disorder type offenses but the worst was a man who literally punched a police horse in the face!!
Barry Rogerson, 45, was tackled to the ground after attacking Bud the police horse.
Barry claims the animal startled him and he panicked, saying:
"I reacted stupidly. I did not go out to attack a horse. I love animals - I've got three dogs, a fish pond out the back and I feed foxes across the road."
Luckily, the punch didn't connect well and Bud is a friggin' horse so he didn't feel a thing and sustained no injuries.
We're just glad the horsie is alright!
[Image via ITV.]
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