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Why Footballer ‘drove into 11 young fans with BMW after losing 5-0

A FOOTBALLER drove into 11 young fans after losing a grudge derby, a court heard yesterday.

Lee Taylor, 35, allegedly lost his temper after the teens called him “fatty”.

He then drove his grey BMW into the crowd of supporters of the rival team.

Prosecutor Christopher Rees told Newport Crown Court: “Taylor pointed the nose of the vehicle at the group of young persons, revved and raced his engine, his wheels spun and drove at speed.

“He was knocking them down like skittles in a bowling alley – using his vehicle as a one tonne weapon.

“It was an attack which was out of all proportion with the playground banter which had preceded it.”

Margam FC player Taylor also allegedly gouged a fan’s eye after the 5-0 defeat at Cornelly United in Bridgend last April.

In an interview with the police Lee Taylor said he feared he was going “to get a kicking” after being called “fatty” by one of the fans of the rival team.

About Ayeni Wale

Olawale Ayeni, is a Media and Communication Arts, Masters in view fellow, a graduate of Theatre Arts from the University of Abuja respectively, has been in journalism right from his school days. He was a sports broadcaster with Osun state Broadcasting Corporation (OSBC). He was Sports Editor, Daily Stream Newspaper before joining Leadership Newspaper as Sports Correspondent. A lover of grassroots sports development and golf. A strong support of Arsenal FC.

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