During last night’s heated NBA playoffs, a 26-year-old man tried to assault Celtic manager Doc Rivers, who — wait, I’m not reading this right. European papers never provide context, they just assume I know who everybody is. No, Glasgow’s Celtic F.C. manager Neil Lennon was assaulted by a fan during a Scottish football match on Wednesday night, landing a glancing blow before being taken down by security.
The best part is that the guy was attacking on behalf of a team called “Heart.” The full name of the team is “Heart of Midlothian,” which sounds like something Dracula would task you to find. Check out a video recap of the incident below.
Lennon has had to live with round-the-clock security after past death threats (including one really serious one from Mark David Chapman) and f**king BOMBS being sent to his house, so you can imagine how shaken the incident has left him. The attacker, John Wilson of Edinburgh, has been charged with the two very awesome European charges of “breach of the peace aggravated by religious prejudice” and “assault aggravated by religious prejudice.” That’s different from the similar-sounding “aggravated assault by religious prejudice,” which I’m pretty sure is crucifixion.
So, that being said, I’m glad nobody got crucified.
[via Daily Mail]