Boy in tears after Welsh rugby fan throws up all over him
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Joey, six, was “so excited” to be watching the Wales v Australia rugby game on Saturday with his parents. However, the night was ruined after a man, who sat behind him, vomited everywhere – including all over him.
Mum Sophie Delaney, claims the man was so drunk he “did not say a word afterwards” or even acknowledge what he had done.
Mrs Delaney, from Chepstow in Monmouthshire, Wales, said her “son was in floods of tears facing me” after getting sick “all over the back of him, his coat, over me and on the floor”.
She said the fan “slumped over his seat” at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff and “obviously very, very drunk”.
She told BBC Radio Wales how her son also had a drink spilled over him earlier on.
Mrs Delaney said: “It was really hard because it was apparent he was asking to leave but I thought ‘if we leave now, that’s going to be the feeling that we are left with’.
“I didn’t want to have that as our last memory.
“I was really fighting back tears because he was so upset, I was upset, my husband was upset, and a little bit angry, and I was holding them back to make sure he was alright.”
People reportedly gathered around and passed tissues and anti-bacterial gel after vomit hit the young boy.
His mother added: “A man came over and knelt down on his [Joey’s] level and wanted to give him his Wales shirt…the reaction was really heart-warming.”
Following the incident, the family were moved to new seats to enjoy the final 10 minutes of the game.
Joey has not been put off going to another game in the future.
Mrs Delaney said: “Joey has been amazing, yesterday he didn’t even mention it – all he talked about all day was the positives.
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“So the experience as a whole was amazing and he’s excited to go again.”
Welsh Rugby Union said it would review the steward’s reports on the incident, according to the BBC.
They said: “In excess of 275,000 fans have attended the Autumn Nations Series games and the vast majority of fans enjoy themselves in a responsible and considerate way.
“It is policy for our staff to intervene if people are visibly intoxicated – this happens in three main areas: the turnstiles where people can be denied entry, at the point of sale if they try and buy alcohol and in the stadium bowl.”
The game on Saturday saw Wales seal a dramatic 29-28 victory over Australia.
It was Wales’ second consecutive victory of the Autumn following their 38-21 win over Fiji the previous week.
Wales leapfrogged Argentina after the South American side’s comprehensive 53-7 defeat to Ireland in Dublin yesterday.
France also moved up the rankings to fifth following their impressive 40-25 victory over the All Blacks, while Australia has dropped to sixth following their defeat in Cardiff.
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