Stoke attempted attack on Wenger Demo Photos Part 1
Stoke Hooligans Arrive
By Boris Mellor
May 25 2009
As the Red Action support Wenger Demo turned into the approach towards the Arsenal stadium a minority of Stoke fans tried to attack it. This was completely unprovoked and uncalled for. The demo was good natured and only interested in supporting Arsene Wenger.
However before anything could happen police on horseback drove the Stoke fans away. My feeling was that much of the bravado came from the fact that the Police were between them and several hundred Gooners. It was a shameful display reminiscent of the 1970s.
The demonstration was not diverted from its purpose, in spite of the fact that the Police held the demonstration back while they cleared away the knuckle draggers.
Below are photos showing the attempted attack and the successful demonstration.
Stoke hooligans held back by Police
The beer is shouting
The Demo turns in from Holloway Road
Demonstrator confronts abusive Stoke hooligan
Undeterred the demo continues
They love Wenger
More Photos of the demo arriving at the stadium in Part 2 here
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2009:06:05:07:35:23 by Padre Pio.
The stoe fans i saw seemed to be alright in the stadium but it dosnt suprise me what happened
At the very worst this was the kind of cross fans verbal sparring you're likely to see at any football match.
You say the beer was talking, but it seems to me like for this whole article the bitterness you still feel from that defeat at the Brit in November is talking. I admit, we were outclassed yesterday, but it's a shame you can't accept victory, and defeat with good grace an leave it at that.
"Reminiscent of the 1970s". I wasn't born in the 70s, but if that was all that went on in the 70s it must have been a pretty dull decade!
I await your removal of this comment.
Not walking past in this photo are they?
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2009:05:25:23:36:53 by Padre Pio.
A shadow of what we were