Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Bunny Rabbit Hooligans


Men dressed as superheroes, cartoon characters and cuddly toys were chased by police after reports of football-related trouble in Lincoln.

Police were called to Lincoln's High Street at about 1.15pm on Saturday, just before Lincoln City FC's final match of the season against already-relegated Wrexham at Sincil Bank.Several riot vans with sirens blaring descended on the High Street to tackle the trouble, which centred around the Anchor and Ritz pubs.

At one stage away team supporters, some of them in colourful fancy dress, attempted to run from police.Saturday afternoon shoppers looked on in bewilderment as officers chased a group of men - one dressed as a giant rabbit and another in a Pink Panther costume - through the streets.

Police said yesterday that two people had been arrested in connection with the disorder before the match, which Wrexham won 4-2.

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