Monday, April 12, 2010

That charmless man

New regular feature the Monday Profile on The Two Unfortunates this week focuses on one Joseph Anthony Barton, better known around these parts as ASBO. The verdict, perhaps surprisingly, is lenient.

As the case for the prosecution, I'd point to the infuriatingly recurrent cycle of misdemeanour, punishment, mock-repentance, guff about "owing it to the fans" (fans, incidentally, whom he's labelled "vicious") - and then repeat offence. And to the fact that, even in 2007, before his jail sentence for assault in Liverpool, the concept of him making a "fresh start" was rather familiar...


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