A good kicking? 1000 Pints to you!

This is not strictly about sports unless you take the view that getting the boot in is a time-honoured Scottish pastime (which it is):

Without a doubt, the only good thing to come out of the attempted car bombing of Glasgow Airport is the rise of John Smeaton, baggage handler, who took an early end to his cigarette break in order to give the driver of the Jeep a bit of a kicking, and assist with moving an injured bystander.

Mr Smeaton is the focus of this website, which is raising money to stand him to 1000 pints at the bar of the Holiday Inn immediately adjacent to Glasgow Airport. The comments alone make the website worth reading; my favorite: “only in Glasgow would police need to protect suicide bombers.”

There’s a ton of interview film out there including from the fan site, but this is by far the spirit of Glasgow in 30 seconds or so:

“Glasgow doesny accept this… so ye know, come to Glasgow, we’ll set about ye.”

That might prove to be a tourist slogan that’s even more durable than “Glasgow’s Miles Better…”

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3 Responses

  1. Fookin epic.

  2. […] –Help give John Smeaton ONE HUNDRED COCKTAILS plus nine hundred more for good measure for literally kicking terrorist ass. DC Trojan has more on a real Scottish hero… […]

  3. […] A good kicking? 1000 Pints to you! This is not strictly about sports unless you take the view that getting the boot in is a time-honoured Scottish pastime […] […]

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