Wednesday 17 April 2013 9.21am
Tom Pepper wrote:
My brother-in-law said that a lot of the crowd were obviously drunk as skunks, probably with a 5.15 p.m. kick off they'd had plenty of time in the boozers before the game.
Yup. A large gathering took over the Market Porter
(and other pubs near London Bridge) on Saturday afternoon, making their ugly presence felt and heard until they decided to lurch off for the start of the match. I guess they would have got tanked up regardless of the start time, but the late kick-off (presumably for the benefit of tv) ensured they had an extended opportunity. The crowd was mainly men but there were also family groups, some with relatively young children.