This farks me off because of the way this is dragging 'rugby' through the mud - when in fact it's got fark all to do with it.
Wellington are between a rock and a hard place because it's not up to them to be the judge on this - that's up to, you know, the actual judge so as far as they're concerned he's in the clear - but sheesh there's going to be some repercussions from the fans I'm sure.
This is nothing more than some sh*tbag tough cnut who's out looking for a fight after being out drinking - I'm sure we've all encountered enough dickheads like these in our lives - and something needs to be done about it. This was a great opportunity to send a message but once again the courts have let everyone down.
I'm all for diversion, I'm sure we've all done stupid stuff when we were younger but this is WAY above that threshold. Knocking someone out who was not even fighting, stomping on his unconscious head, then attacking the girls he was with? I saw the victims mother saying her son was a 'very big boy' so I can just see it now - "there's a big guy lets go try have a fight with him". Growing up being tall I had to deal with fcukwits exactly like this all the time going to parties etc.
I want to be able to walk the streets after a few beers and not have to worry about twats like this, and I want my kids to be safe on the streets when they get older also.
I also can't understand how the injuries to the victims weren't taken into account either - this wasn't a stupid drunken punchup - this was an attack that left one of the victims unable to work for 8 months! Oh but you know he spend 150 hours doing some community work.. big farking deal.
Hopefully the people of Wellington will show their feelings towards the Mayor who wrote a letter of support in the upcoming elections as well...