Photo of Craig Bellamy landing a punch on the kisser of a Manchester United fan
The pulsating Manchester derby is in danger of being overshadowed by this photograph, which appears to show Manchester City striker Craig Bellamy landing a punch on a Manchester United fan who is being restrained by stewards.
Normally we would not associate such a classless act with Bellamy, but the photo has caused us to question our instincts.
City boss Mark Hughes called for Bellamy to be given national hero status following the incident. He said: “I did not see it but the guy should not have been on the pitch. That is not acceptable. Brian Clough clipped someone’s ear. He was lauded a national hero. Maybe it’ll be the same with Craig but I doubt it.”