Heavy alcohol may be the antithesis of sport somewhat, but the two have long been familiar bedfellows and appear to have a relationship that will continue to last the ages.
Sport is the great leisure pursuit of all classes, and a swift shandy or two on matchday is something any punter would deserve after working their fingers to the bone for the previous few days. There are, though, certain occasions when boozing at a game can go terribly wrong.
The infamous 10-cent Beer Night riot in 1974 springs immediately springs to mind, with Cleveland Indians hatching a plan to fill their stadium by offering alcohol at an irresistibly low price.
It worked, of course, with 25,134 spectators showing up at the Municipal Stadium - about twice their season average - but chaos ensued as the tanked up fans resulted in the match being ruled a forfeit by umpires.
There are other examples, however, where alcohol encourages a far less serious and much more amusing incident, as dutch courage or a drunken stupor prompts spectators to act in somewhat irregular fashion.
Here are seven such incidents...
Don't mess with the Wealdstone Raider
Down he goes!
I don't even care if anyone is watching
I'll have that!
Borat gets a player sent off
What do you mean that wasn't a try?
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