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Spiderman Arrested - Who'll Save Us?

I don't often panic but I must admit yesterday at the Villa I witnessed something that has really worried me. In fact, it hasn't just worried me, it has shaken me to the core.

Honestly guys and gals, as far as I'm concerned the next few months is every man, woman and child for themselves, I'm am truly panicking, truly truly panicking.

Why?

Well, the Sheffield United fans were doing the conga yesterday, having a great time despite the fact the day was all about Villa (well done to the Blades fans for clapping our 82 heroes by the way) and their team was played off the park.

Anyhow, the conga and the fun by the Blades fan apparently isn't allowed so in went the stewards and more pathetically the heavy handed police (and I have no problems with the police, they were always great with us over protests etc and always helped/never charged). Anyway, some of the fans took affront at being told they weren't allowed to enjoy themselves and a few were led out. Totally over the top and really not needed.

Now, I wasn't worried when sponge bob square pants was led out (or was he rung out?) and scooby leaving wasn't a major worry because it was probably time for his scooby snacks anyway BUT the sight that has put me in a whirlwind of panic was to see Spiderman arrested.

Ok, he was standing up and dancing, well surely even superheroes are allowed a day off? But now superman has been incarcerated, who will save the world?

Seriously, Batman is off with Catwomen. Superman has always been a bit dodgy wearing his pants over his trousers and to my mind has often seemed more interested in showing everyone that he can fly around the world rather than actually doing anything. NO, for me Spiderman was the man and now, for the terrible crime of enjoying himself at a football game, he is now out action.

So, be warned, we've brought this on ourselves, our superhero is caught in a web and maybe more disasters of the same ilk will continue until the fans decide that enough is enough. I guess his sentence might be made worse if he is found to have been in possession of a bottle top?! Dangerous indeed.

Maybe we should all set out to get 'our' game back? Maybe one day common sense will prevail over political correctness and petty health and safety? I'd not bet on it mind.




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The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday May 6 2007

Time: 5:00PM

Your Comments

Policing and stewarding was a disgrace yesterday! Police completely over-reacted! Although got to admit I was disappointed with Spiderman's efforts to escape! I thought he was supposed to have super spidey reflexes :-)
Blade1889
It did all look a bit heavy-handed from where I was sitting in Witton Rd. That said the Blades fans were more than a bit wound up, the consequence of warm ale and being played off the park etc. There was also some argy-bargy going on between Sheff Utd fans and police when I left the ground, not sure what that was about. And as I walked to the bus there was a very dejected looking Buzz Lightyear sitting in somebody's front garden. All in all a great day, though. UTV!
pongogidman
oh no, poor spiderman :( he tries to stop crime and in return he gets chucked in the slammer doh!
industrial_musical
All it needed was a few stewards to position themselves in front of the advertising hoardings and monitor the situation. Totally over the top reaction in my opinion, I thought the whole Sheff Utd contingent were well behaved, but I suppose if they were out of their seats.... fair game for the reaction they got!! Sad though after they'd made the effort!
godzvilla
Did know Spiderman was a blades fan? Do we have any comic charcter fans?
iomvilla
David Cameron?
industrial_musical
Pity Kirsten Dunst wasn't there. At the arrest of her beloved Spiderman she would no doubt have been quite upset. Step up to the plate yours truly, to offer a comforting shoulder and a cuddle.
glensider
Glensider, I've never disagreed with a word you've said before but I must admit I am really angry about that comment as above. It is ME who would be stepping up for a shoulder to cry on, how dare you try to push in ..... !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!? :o)
The Fear
The Sheff Utd fans were brilliant. The way they applauded the 82 team was really sporting, thy were just having a bit of fun and thr stewards and police went totally OTT. I thought it was a terrible over-reaction to a few people trying to have a bit of fun.
jonah
""""cThe Sheff Utd fans were brilliant. The way they applauded the 82 team was really sporting, thy were just having a bit of fun and thr stewards and police went totally OTT. I thought it was a terrible over-reaction to a few people trying to have a bit of fun. .."""" Well said Jonah i thought exactly the same when they started applauding as the 82 team ran out, unlike the Mancs when Ron Saunders came out. Mr Fear you should send the Vital Sheff site a big thanks for being so sporting, and personally i hope they stay up as Warnock is a breath of fresh air with his straight talking...
WITHES SWEATBANDS
I'll tell you what then Jonathan. You ever decide to opt out of this football lark and form a 'Vital Kirsten', rest assured I'll be first in line to sign up. As they often say, 'Great minds think alike'.
glensider
Absolutely shocking behaviour by the stewards and police. Ruined an otherwise perfect day. Why shouldn't fans be allowed to enjoy themselves? They weren't causing any trouble from what I could see. Hats off to the Sheff U fans for clapping the boys of 82 also.
DeanoVilla
Its getting so rediculous! A friend went to the cricket dressed as a women and wasn't allowed in at the weekend!! Unbelievable! Its on the icbirmingham home page.
leelindsay
 

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