Someone asked me how my blog and newspaper column came to be titled "Bleachers Brew". It's like this, it's an amalgam of sorts of two things: The bleachers area in the stadium/arena where I used to sit when I would watch baseball, football, and basketball games and Miles Davis' great jazz album Bitches Brew. That's how it got culled together. I originally planned on calling it "The View from the Big Chair" that is a nod to Tears For Fear's second album, Songs from the Big Chair. So there.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Kick a football hooligan when he’s down. It’s more fun that way.

Kick a football hooligan when he’s down. It’s more fun that way.

COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- An appeals court has ordered a Danish fan to pay the country's soccer federation nearly $320,000 in damages for trying to attack the referee during a European Championship qualifier between Denmark and Sweden in 2007.

Ronni Noervig had appealed a lower court ruling imposing damages of $155,000, saying he couldn't afford to pay them. But instead of lowering the amount, the Eastern High Court more than doubled it after the Danish federation raised its claims.

Noervig stormed the field in Copenhagen on June 2, 2007, and tried to punch the referee after he awarded a penalty to Sweden. A Danish player stopped him. The match was abandoned, and Sweden was awarded a 3-0 win.

Noervig has said he was drunk and called the incident a "moment of idiocy."

My take: More than ever, Noervig needs a drink Bwahaha. What an idiot! Pay up, ya drunk bum.

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