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They really care about their rugby in Wales

Relieved as I am temporarily am of my Cultural and Educational obligations, I have resumed contributing to Ubersportingpundit, which is bossed by Scott Wickstein. Yesterday I did a somewhat belated piece about the first weekend of the Six Nations rugby tournament, on the Saturday of which Wales beat England 11-9. Wales had not beaten England in Wales in this fixture since nineteen ninety something, and the Welsh were very eager for their side to win, and more to the point, they rightly sensed that this year, they had their best chance for years.

Just how eager they were for a victory I had not realised, until I followed up this link, from a commenter at UbSpPu:

A Welsh rugby fan cut off his own testicles after his team beat England, police confirmed today.

Why did he do that?

It was reported that the man told his friends: “If Wales win I’ll cut my own balls off.”

Perhaps his idea was that when England duly won, again, he would be able to console himself by saying: “Well, if Wales had won I would have had to cut off my balls, so thank goodness they did not win.” If so, the plan went badly wrong.

After the 11-9 victory in the Six Nations clash, the man is reported to have gone outside and severed his testicles before bringing them back into the club to show fellow drinkers.

So much for the Welsh desire to win rugby matches. The story ends with the voice of typical killjoy Welsh puritanism:

A local was reported as saying that the man was on medication and should not have been drinking.

As Dave Barry would say, under a headline about creeping fascism: “What, suddenly you’re not allowed to chop you own balls off?” Amazingly, Samizdata now has a link to this severed testicles report, and, as yet, Dave Barry seems not to.

If England beat France next Sunday, I intend to celebrate by cutting my toe nails.

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16 comments to They really care about their rugby in Wales

  • I read this story and laughed out loud. What an utter and complete moron. The fact that he castrated himself is probably a very good thing. Would you really want anyone that stupid to reproduce?

  • mike

    Yeah that sort of thing is just so bloody awful it’s beyond comprehension.

    Good for a laugh though!!

  • The Buzz Master finds your verbiage soothingly lucid.

  • kronos

    Anyone that knows rugby players, especially of the Welsh variety, should realize that this story is not that bizarre at all. Those guys are fucking lunatics.

  • Pete_London

    kronos

    Imagine sitting amongst 70,000 of the buggers in Cardiff on Saturday.

    Then spending the night in various Cardiff watering holes.

    And being English.

    What joy.

  • James

    Having read the story, one thing is true both literally and figuratively;

    The guy had balls.

  • veryretired

    There is a certain evolutonary rationality about this deal. By that I mean, someone this goofy won’t be passing his genes along to another generation. All things considered, that seems to be just as well.

    Natural selection has internal as well as external factors that influence viability.

  • Stehpinkeln

    Bad News guy! Ever hear of cloning? What if this is the one that crazy scottsman (I know, thats redundant), who is tired of his sheep and is going for a human decides the human race needs more of? Imagine a few thosand of these boyos (with a full set of nads). A factory cranking them out. Double shifts.
    The battle of the future. American fighting robots vs the Welsh Clones.

  • The nastiest thing I’ve ever seen in sports (and I used to play semi-pro American football), was a rugby test between an Aussie bar team, and a Welsh bar team.

    One of the Welshman was stupid enough to lock both knees when trying to cut a turn.

    I think you know where this goes next.

    He was doublespiked in the knees, and his legs ended up floding in the wrong direction.

    Football is a gentlemans game played by ruffians, rugby is a ruffians game played by gentlemen.

  • ShaneMcC

    I’m glad to see that the spirit of Bedlam lives on here at this blog.

    “the man was on medication” – a euphemism for mentally ill and cut off his balls and you laugh out loud!

  • Robert

    “The battle of the future. American fighting robots vs the Welsh Clones.”

    You’re forgetting the Japanese. They have, or rather will have, Gigantor soon enough.

    Fear!

  • John K

    I expect he’ll be in line for a Darwin award? I think he’s earned it!

  • Johnathan

    John K, you beat me to it. Charles Darwin citation should be given to this poor nutter.

    The Welsh seem to contain a lot of mad people. I should know since I very nearly got engaged to one.

  • Matt

    Just to clarify the man who castrated himself was actually on medication and suffers from sever pschiatric problems. A history of self harm and a mixture of alcohol and strong medication therefore does not make this story so bizarre.

  • Matt

    Just to clarify the man who castrated himself was actually on medication and suffers from sever pschiatric problems. A history of self harm and a mixture of alcohol and strong medication therefore does not make this story so bizarre.