THIS is the shocking moment a football thug punches a police horse in the face – before he’s chased down and tackled by riot cops.
Footage shows the yob swing a fist at the animal as police contained violent crowds after Portsmouth’s 4-0 hammering by Southampton last night.
A football thug is seen swinging a punch at a police horse in shocking footage that appeared on social media[/caption]
The yob, said to be a Pompey fan, was filmed after Portsmouth’s 4-0 home hammering by South Coast rivals Southampton[/caption]
The lout – said to be a Pompey fan – is seen throwing a punch at the mounted horse before pointing and shouting at the police rider.
A stunned onlooker can he heard shouting: “He’s swinging for a horse! He’s swinging for a horse!”
But the coward then tries to leg it down the street while being chased by officer and the 7ft equine beast.
His attempted escape ends in failure when he runs straight into a unit of riot cops.
THUMPED BY COPS
The thug is quickly brought to the ground as police thump him with batons to subdue him.
Meanwhile, a voice can be heard saying: “Batons out, batons out! They’re whacking him. He’s finished, he is mate. He’s finished.”
The clip was posted on social media last night – sparking hilarious reactions from viewers.
One wrote: “Should have let the horse have a free swing at him.”
Another joked: “Anyone else hear the Benny Hill theme tune?! What a bell**d. Give that horse a carrot.”
It comes a year after an England football hooligan avoided jail for an attack on a police horse in the aftermath of the Three Lions’ World Cup exit.
Shocking footage showed Scott Spurling, 23, catching police horse Quantock with a savage right hook after a boozy brawl near Bristol.
Support worker Scott cheered after assaulting the horse, North Somerset Magistrates Court heard.
Earlier, he punched ex-Premier league referee Ron Glanfield, 57, for trying to break up his fight with ANOTHER man.
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Spurling – of Weston-Super-Mare – was charged with assaulting a constable for punching a cop arresting him.
He also admitted assault by beating and causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal.
Spurling was sentenced to a ten-week community order and and told to pay £500 compensation.
Footage shows the coward try to run away from the police horse during violent scenes[/caption]
He’s seen being chased down the street right into the arms of waiting riot cops[/caption]
The yob is brought to the ground by cops swinging batons[/caption]
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