An incident on Saturday afternoon sees a Carlisle United fan clash with a bouncer in Blackpool after not being let into the bar.
The Carlisle lad can be seen demanding for the bouncer to let him into the boozer but repeated gets pushed backwards, only infuriating the fan even more, who takes to using his fists.
A security/bouncer ends up sending the fan to ground, who then charges back towards them, swings, but only for the air as he does a 360 turn and falls.
He gets back up, keeps trying to get at the bouncers, who tell the culprit to walk away, while all those around the fan laughs.
The video ends there, in the hope that the message has finally got through to the lad that he isn’t getting into the venue.
The bouncer in Blackpool was not for letting this Carlisle fan into the bar earlier on today… 😭 pic.twitter.com/nae8bCFZUo
— Football Away Days (@FBAwayDays) December 9, 2023
The game itself saw Carlisle pick up their 11th league defeat of the season, in a day to forget for the Cumbrians.
Jordan Rhodes netted twice as Blackpool picked up a well-deserved win that lifts them to within three points of the League One playoff places.
Andy Lyons chipped the ball over Tomas Holy after the Carlisle goalkeeper fumbled a cross on 22 minutes.
Jordan Rhodes doubled the scoreline on 67 minutes, reacting quickest after Holy kept out an effort from Beesley.
While Carlisle tried to get back into the game, Blackpool again put a stop to it, with Rhodes sealing the win in stoppage time, scoring his 13th goal of the season.
Carlisle boss Paul Simpson said post-match: “It was a really tough afternoon,” he admitted. “Let’s start by saying they’re a better side than us, I’m not going to try and flower it up in our favour, they’re a better side.
“There’s a difference there with their quality. In the first half they haven’t opened us up, it’s a mistake that’s caused the goal. I think it’s a foul on Sam Lavelle leading up to it but it’s a mistake by our goalkeeper and nobody covers around him to cover it up.
“It’s a mistake, simple as that. Whether the mistake came because he was bumped into or not, I think he’s got to be stronger. I don’t think Tomas has had another save to make in the first half, I don’t think they had another shot on target.
“For the second goal Tomas has made a save and nobody has reacted to it, and the third goal we are trying to get a goal back and we got done with a ball over the top.”
“We started the second half ok,” he continued “We showed a bit of life about us, we had an opportunity when the linesman flags right in front of us where Sean Maguire could have been through on goal, I’m not saying he’s going to score but it’s an opportunity.
“We were having a little spell at that period of the game, we talked about staying in the game for little blocks and we did that in the first half. It was a rubbish goal to give away, really poor, we have to do better than that. There were so many things we weren’t good at today, but it was not a lack of effort.
“Before the game we talked about being clinical in both boxes. We had half chances, Alfie was under pressure for the one that came for him. Jack Robinson put a fantastic delivery in from a corner and their player headed it away inside the six yard box with nobody competing for it. We’ve had half chances but we haven’t done enough to go and score goals, it’s as simple as that. That’s been the story of the season for us.
“Blackpool are very close to a Championship side, we’re probably just above a League Two side, that’s the reality of the situation. People might not like me saying that but that’s where we are, and everybody’s got to stand up. I don’t think that was their best ability they showed today and we’ve got to hope our best ability starts to come out.
“The thing that I’m probably most disappointed about today, yes our performance wasn’t good enough against a better team than us, but I’m really disappointed with the supporters today, I’m going to be really honest.
“People might not like this because supporters think they’re invincible and you can’t say anything against them, but I don’t deserve people giving me obscene gestures when I go over there at the end of the game. I don’t appreciate people telling me to F off when I go and thank the supporters.
“I think we’ve made a big difference to this football club, not me, we. The fans have been outstanding during that time, but today at the end of the game they weren’t outstanding. I don’t think it’s right that they’re clapping when we take a young 20-year-old striker off the pitch in Luke Plange. If they’re supporters of this football club like we believe they are, I don’t think that’s right.
“I am really disappointed about that, and I’m really disappointed about our performance. That performance wasn’t through a lack of effort, that’s through a lack of quality, that’s my opinion. I think we’ve been poor on the ball today and poor in our decision making, but I think they’ve worked and tried to do the right things. That’s the base we should expect, and I don’t think we should accept that reaction at the end of the game. If I walked over and did that to them there would be absolute uproar. So you do have to stay on the right side of it. I didn’t want to go through that today.”
“People are probably sick of me saying stick together,” he said. “I’m not sure if the turnaround hadn’t happened whether we’d have been taken over by the Piataks, who have an unbelievable spring in their step, a real energy to try and improve the football club.
“Now we’re in a position where the football club has got a brighter future. We have to ride through this little bit of a storm – probably the first storm we’ve had since February 2022. We have to get through to January, and players who are here stand up as well.
“If I think back to my first time at Carlisle United, when we got the CVA lifted, and we had a group of players who weren’t very good, simple as that. We had a horrendous run of defeats, then suddenly we could bring people like Andy Preece, Tom Cowan, Kev Gray, Kevin Henderson and Paul Arnison into the football club, and what that did, that actually made people like Matty Glennon and Peter Murphy and Chris Billy, it brought them up to a different level and showed them the levels they could get to.
“Now if we can add some strong personalities, players who could improve the squad, there’s a chance for some of the players we’ve got here to show the levels they’re capable of. Whether it’s going to be enough, we’ve just got to wait and see. The ability from us wasn’t good enough today, the work rate was – I don’t care what anybody says, I saw a group of players who worked hard enough, but just unfortunately weren’t good enough on the day.”
Neil Critchley said: “It was a really difficult afternoon to play football, so to come out with a convincing win was really good.
“I thought we played the conditions really well. The messages to the players this week and before the game were about the next few months and how important they can be – this is the part of the season where you can earn your crust a little bit and it might not be free-flowing, pretty football at times, you may have to grind the game out and find a way to win. I felt we did that in good fashion today.
“I think we looked a good team in difficult and trying conditions. We’re coming up against a team who are fighting to stay in this division and are looking to make it difficult and stop us from playing. It’s not easy to break that down, particularly when they get men behind the ball. Sometimes you have to show perseverance and patience, and we did that.
“Andy Lyons took his goal really well. He came over when I wasn’t here and made a good impact last season and did well. I was always looking forward to working with him, and after a difficult time for him he’s looked like himself in training lately. I thought this was the right time to put him back in, and with so many game coming up, there’s great competition for places in the squad.
“When the ball falls to Jordan’s feet like it did for the third goal, odds on you know what he’s going to do.
“It’s easy to rush those situations when the goal is gaping and you’re expected to score, but because of his experience he pushes the ball to the side of the defender which creates the space for him and opens up the goal. It’s on his weaker, left side but he still whips it around the goalkeeper and into the net – he makes it look easy, but it certainly wasn’t as easy it looked.
“We watch Jordan every day in training, and he’s a good example to all the other strikers to aspire to the heights he has in his career. His positioning, patience and movement inside the penalty area are superb and we’re delighted he’s here and we want that to continue, obviously.”
🗣️ “I think we were relatively comfortable throughout the game.”
Neil Critchley on this afternoon’s victory.
— Blackpool FC (@BlackpoolFC) December 9, 2023
Much of the talk was on the incident pre-match which sees a Carlisle fan clash with a bouncer in Blackpool after not being let into a bar…
@Pandamonium1881: No room at the inn – very festive
@nattasswfc: Started working at 9, United mad by 11, left school at 16, 18 pulling pints in the castle, but then I stopped pulling pints and started pushing myself, sure, I was raised in Carlisle, but I was made to lie on the floor by a bouncer in Blackpool.
@PauloHill16: Kid embarrassed himself about 10 times in a 45 second video 🤦♂️
@_lufcsam: Hate bouncers but nothing funnier than seeing a little gobshite getting put on his arse
@Johnny5w00d: The arm around the shoulder from his mate at the end 😂 Just to say ‘you had a crack, but let’s get you home now, yeh’. 🤣
@switfc: How thick do you have to be to start on a group of three bouncers who weigh twice the size of you?
@LewisKnt9: Hahahahahaha bad bad week for these lot
@John_H_1996: Big fan of the lad stood there just eating his chippy dinner and not getting involved.
@powellBFC93: Hahahaha fucking idiot, made himself look a right tit
@Jackvbwfc5: That lad scranning his chips 😭😭😭
@matthew_j194: How do you end up in a scrap with that bouncer?? He’s the soundest bouncer in the UK.
@JCrook93: Trouble with this is, if the bouncer defends himself properly & it ends badly then he’s the one that gets in trouble. Football is full of these little muppets
@CarlisleSaint: Pathetic, embarrassing for the city and the club. He is lucky the bouncer didn’t fill him in or fetch him crayons and a colouring in book.
@branalvere: I love the fact that other Carlisle fans are stood tucking into their chips not bothered at all
@HitchinCarl: Feel sorry for his mum. She only washed those jeans on Friday
@78plested: Not often I say this but well done to the bouncer. 1 shot could have changed that kids life forever but the big man showed restraint. Unfortunately not all doormen would of done the same…….. think yourself very fortunate little man
@danjakes10: His mates really backed him there 😂😂
@goatersmotors: Fair play to the bouncer. Only reacted when he needed to and didn’t overstep.
@MacDJ1985: That ginger boy is just trying to enjoy a scran as well…
@Jack_Wad_V2: That 360 onto his arse is brilliant 😂
@jobyhadenough: Silly silly boy 7 stone lad taking on 17 stone bouncer ain’t going to end well…
@CiaranBWFC2002: Just knock it on the head lad, you’ve been made to look a gimp by two blokes who weren’t even trying. This faux hooligan thing is just pathetic, makes it worse when you obviously can’t throw a punch 😂😂
@mikey_747: Never understood why people start on bouncers and plod hahahaha never gonna end well just cut ur losses and go