Dim Crims:: Bud Slugged

A British football fan was jailed for 12 months on Thursday for punching a police horse in the head after his team lost to their arch rivals. Barry Rogerson, 45, lashed out at the the horse named Bud during widespread disorder after Newcastle United lost 3-0 at home to Sunderland in April. Rogerson was also banned from attending football matches for six years. "You stood your ground and attacked the horse by punching it in the head," judge Paul Sloan said as he sentenced Rogerson.  "The officer could easily have been thrown from the horse and could have sustained serious injury."  [Source]             [BJS]