Portsmouth fan filmed attacking a police horse
A video is spreading on social media from Tuesday’s Carabao Cup tie between Portsmouth and Southampton.
One Pompey supporter – a man, wearing a dark cap and a blue jumper – was filmed punching a police horse.
It’s unclear how the confrontation started.
However, the footage doing the rounds reveals how the Portsmouth supporter punched the horse in the head.
To be clear, a policeman was riding the horse at the time.
After the assault on the animal, other policemen moved into the fray to arrest the Pompey fan.
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Police presence for Portsmouth vs Southampton
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Remember what happened to the Newcastle supporter
If the precedent is anything to go by, this Portsmouth fan faces serious legal repercussions for his idiotic behaviour.
Back in 2013, during a derby against Sunderland, a Newcastle fan who was also filmed punching a police horse was jailed as a result.
The Newcastle supporter was jailed for 12 months, while he was also banned from football for 6 years.
Portsmouth 0 – Southampton 4: Carabao Cup
In the end, Southampton won the bragging rights in the south coast derby on Tuesday.
Despite a bright start from Portsmouth at Fratton Park, Danny Ings fired Southampton into a first-half lead.
Ings doubled Southampton’s lead just before the break, before the Saints scored two late goals through Cedric Soares and Nathan Redmond.
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