AN AGGRIEVED Tipperary supporter who claimed he was assaulted and thrown out of a city centre pub because of his political allegiance was arrested on Monday evening.
Shortly after 9pm the man, who was wearing no shirt stood on Parliament Street in front of the Watergate Theatre and claimed that he had been assaulted and thrown out of a pub because he was from Tipperary. “I am from Nenagh, it is the best place in the world. I was thrown out because I am from Tipperary and not Kilkenny, “ he said before shouting at patrons of the Watergate who were at the interval of a play that they were ‘scum’.
He continued to shout at the group of people assembled at the side of the street and referring to passer bys as ‘Bertie lovers’. In a bizarre twist he requested that gardai be called. A short time later members of Kilkenny gardai arrived at the scene and the man was brought to the garda station.