As a Welsh rugby fan myself, I was both heartened and disappointed to note on the BBC News website that a travelling fan had had a scrape with the law.
Kristian Bowen, 19, from Neath, admitted assaulting a police officer in Hawick in the Scottish Borders on Saturday. Sheriff Colin McClorey is quoted as saying
“I hope you are thoroughly ashamed – in a real sense you have let the side down here. Welsh rugby supporters have a tremendously high reputation with mutual hospitality with Scottish rugby supporters especially in this area. I hope you show contrition by having a look at your drinking habits and getting them under control.”
He was fined £600 and ordered to pay the officer he assaulted £150.
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