Just minutes after entering the game, Trevor Brennan of Toulouse, erupted into brawling with an opponent on the field and fans in the stands.
Soccer expert Lord John 'Shinkicks" Harris, was shocked: "Trevor is a Dubliner and as Joyce will tell you, Dubliners are a morose, drunken lot who never have the energy to fight". Sources close to Brennan had a different take on the brouhaha.
One close friend and lemonade drinking buddy recalled incidents from the night before in Brennan's pub, packed with Ulstermen: "They wouldn't give Trev a moment's peace. They sang that damn song - Lautrec was a Cripple - maybe a dozen times. Then the art criticism started-Lautrec was a saloon sketch artist; his middle name was Marie; Lautrec was a momma's boy-you know how cruel those Ulstermen can be when they've got the drink in them."
Brennan's teammate and constant companion, Poitrenaud said that Trevor conducted himself as a true gentlemen but that when the taunting continued at the game he knew he had had enough: "In a pub,maybe, but in the sanctified field of sport ,there's no place for that kind of ad hominem attack!"
League officials were at their wits' end with the recent brawling by footballers.Lady Lucy Lipscum asked the rhetorical question: "What do they think this is, American basketball!?".
Lady Lipscum, frequent companion of the late Wilt Chamberlain as well as the present Lord Chamberlain, is a recognized expert on the social life of big men in the NBA.