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Drunken football fan offered to fight police

A bare-chested football fan who offered to fight police as children were heading to school was still drunk from an Old Firm derby the day before, a court has heard
A bare-chested football fan who offered to fight police as children were heading to school was still drunk from an Old Firm derby the day before, a court has heard

By Alan Erwin

A bare-chested football fan who offered to fight police as children were heading to school was still drunk from an Old Firm derby the day before, a court has heard.

Dominic Adams received a one-month suspended jail term for the outburst in west Belfast which involved threatening to "knock the f***" out of a female officer.

District Judge Peter Magill told the 28-year-old: "This is not what you do at ten to nine in the morning when wains are going to school."

Adams, of Gweedore Gardens, pleaded guilty to disorderly behaviour on September 2.

Belfast Magistrates Court heard yesterday that police were called to the Suffolk Road that morning amid reports of two men fighting. Adams beat his chest, clenched his fists and declared that he would "beat the f*** out of anyone".

Defence solicitor Paul Farrell said Adams has little memory of the incident, but is embarrassed.

"He was in a level of intoxication and, only for the Old Firm derby, it wouldn't have happened."

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