Elderly Welsh peer takes Fulham home end

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  1. N22hoop

    N22hoop Well-Known Member

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    Neil Kinnock, the former Labour leader and a keen football fan, was escorted from his seat after celebrating a goal by his beloved Cardiff City while sitting in the midst of opposition supporters, it has been claimed.

    Lord Kinnock was watching the team he has supported from boyhood take on Fulham FC at Craven Cottage in west London on Saturday.

    According to Fulham FC, he was sitting with home fans but was escorted to the away end by stewards when he was spotted "vociferously" celebrating his team's first goal.

    Sarah Brookes, spokeswoman for Fulham FC, played down suggestions that Kinnock had infuriated Fulham fans but said it was club policy to relocate an away fan found sitting in the home end.

    Brookes said of Kinnock's celebrations after the 12th-minute goal: "He was in the home area and celebrated when Cardiff scored. Stewards did him the courtesy of relocating him in the away end. No home fans are particularly happy when away supporters are located in their area and vociferously celebrate when their team scores."

    Kinnock was not the only Cardiff fan in the home end. Another posted on a fans' forum: "Pleased to see Mr Kinnock sitting two rows in front off me in the stand. I am not sure if Neil has as much experience as me of sitting with the home fans but his celebration of our first goal led to him being escorted from the stand."

    The Premier League match ended well for Kinnock and other Cardiff fans: their team scored a second goal in injury time to record their first away win in top flight football since 1962.

    There was no reply from Kinnock's office in London on Tuesday morning. A Cardiff press agency quoted his office as saying he had been expecting to sit in the away end with other fans of the newly-promoted Welsh club and that it was just coincidence that he was moved just after his team scored.

    Kinnock has been a fan of Cardiff City – known as the Bluebirds – since his father took him to his first match aged six.
     
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    Nurses! Teachers! Lesbians! Nurses! Teachers! Lesbians!
     
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  3. GoldhawkRoad

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    At Fulham, the risk was a thrown champagne cork or a swipe from a hamper strap. Typical Kinnock. Always finds a safe seat.
     
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    Classic, good one, Golders!
     
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    He's an even bigger c*nt than I thought he was...
     
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