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So it turns out the Newcastle fan who punched a horse is an animal lover
The unemployed factory worker has apologised for his actions at the weekend.

BARRY ROGERSON, THE 45-year-old Newcastle fan who was seen on video punching a police horse after the club’s match with Sunderland, is in fact an animal lover.

Speaking to The Mirror, Rogerson explained: “I reacted stupidly. I did not go out to attack a horse.

“I love animals – I’ve got three dogs, a fish pond out the back and I feed foxes across the road.”

The unemployed factory worker, who says that he’s now too scared to go outside owing to the 700 Twitter requests for his address, added:

“For some reason people are more upset about the fact that I hit a horse than a policewoman getting hurt.

“But I would like to apologise to the horse, to all the mounted section, to people of the North East.

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