Andrew Symonds hits new low

Got any WKD?He was in ‘an altercation’ with some guy in a pub. Apparently the other guy, an official in the Aussie armed forces, asked for a picture with Symonds and when the hulking all-rounder said no, threw a couple of punches at him.

That’s not the shocking part though. If truth be told, it sounds like Symonds is a target for bell-ends and didn’t really do too much wrong by his standards. The shocking part comes in a quote from a manager of the pub where he was drinking. Note ‘a manager’, not ‘the manager’. How many Australians does it take to manage a pub?

Anyway, this manager said: “I had a beer with Andrew. He was on the light beers.”

From what we’ve learnt, Australian light beers can be as little as 2.7%. You know what that is?

Shandy.

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11 Appeals

  1. Well, t’lad is from Birmingham, one of the last bastions of mild.

  2. Light beers are designed for those driving. A schooner (3/4 pint) is one standard drink which makes it easy to count your alcohol intake. They also taste like crap, I’d rather have one pint of proper beer and a coke than two lights.

    The Normanby is a massive pub (look) so it’s not surprising that it would have several managers. It is also open long enough hours that management need two shifts to cover the day.

  3. I actually feel sorry for him this time. He has become fair game for one and all to step out and tease him into an error. I think someone’s hoping something will stick ultimately so that they can then filch his money.

    They know he’s a rich bwoy, consumed by the bottle and a little unbalanced in the attic. Easy to provoke him and make him commit a blunder and then make him pay for it.

    It is true he himself is responsible to place himself in such a position but he is also an ill man.

  4. its a crusade, everyone loves to dig things up on andrew these days.

    he has now easily slid into warneys shoes, and then some !

  5. I remember the days when 2.7% was the alcohol content of “normal beer”, such as Sainsbury’s own brand and/or the cheapest bitter available in the Students’ Union.

    Thems were the days.

  6. Plus, in OZ they drink out of scooners which means he was drinking half a shandy, that is a small child measure of alcohol. He could drink drink fifty of them and still drive a car legally.

  7. Why didn’t he just have his photo taken with the guy?

    Miserable tosser.

  8. There no bitter at my student union.

    Tis disapointing

  9. Awww look, all he wanted was a couple o’ light beers with his mates. You can take yer camera and shove it up yer arse

  10. Light beers. Humph. Now, I happen to enjoy a pint of mild as much as the next man (probably more so, in fact), but it’s about taste.

    And 3% “light beers” have about as much taste as a potato. And I ain’t talking about a fresh King Edward sliced and sautéed in bacon fat here.

    When an Aussie starts trash talking about necking a dozen tinnies, he’s typically talking about 12 x 350ml x 3%…which equates to less than six pints of ale or four and a half of Stella. Not that Stella’s real beer any more, anyway.

    *rants off into the distance*

  11. Poor old Andrew, he gets alot of stick…but he is fun …i still love him for that shoulder smash in Oz that time … Classic

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