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01 November 2009 @ 11:33 pm
WYG: Mutton dressed as fan  
I am fiercely proud of being Scottish but there are some days...

BBC: Fan dressed as sheep set alight

Now don't get me wrong, I feel bad for the chap in hospital with burns - no laughing matter that - but the mental image of an anthropomorphic sheep legging it down a train carriage as helpful strangers pelt him with sprays of cheap lager is pretty damn funny.

Good job nobody was drinking the hard stuff though or else he would have been fan-flambé...
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omteddy2006omteddy2006 on November 2nd, 2009 06:29 pm (UTC)
I...*shakes head*...still don't know what to say about this one. Why sheep?
WYG: lmaowastingyourgum on November 2nd, 2009 08:52 pm (UTC)
Actually that's about the only part of this sorry tale that has an explanation!

The team the guy supported was Aberdeen (they were playing Edinburgh Hibernian - my team - we won - yay!)

Fans of Aberdeen are affectionately known to fans of other clubs as "sheep-shaggers" or just "sheep" for short. Sample joke:
Q: What do you call an Aberdeen fan with lots of girlfriends?
A: A Shepherd

Far from being offended by this they have embraced it and started referring to themselves in the same vein, even going so far as to start dressing like sheep for away games.

Scottish football - it's a strange and wonderful place...
omteddy2006: Shaun the Sheepomteddy2006 on November 2nd, 2009 09:03 pm (UTC)
Far from being offended by this they have embraced it

For the sheep's sake, I hope that's all they're embracing!

I hope the perpetrator is punished severely whether it was intentional or just something that got out of hand.
robinfanaticrobinfanatic on November 4th, 2009 02:38 am (UTC)
Incredible. Incredibly crazy. Seems like we hear stories like this frequently around sports. Wonder if game 6 (or 7) of the World Series will stir up any craziness?

Edited at 2009-11-04 02:43 am (UTC)