Boat Race Drama!

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First they had to stop the race because of some idiot in the water. Now Oxford have ended up with a broken oar in a clash. Nothing to stop Cambridge winning now.
 
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LOL! :lol:

Oxford not very happy.
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Member of Oxford crew collapsed and needing medical attention now!
 

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oar dear :o

That protester must have had some balls though
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Do we know why he was protesting or are we told to believe that he's wrong regardless?
 

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I'm sure it will come out sooner or later. Whatever he was "protesting" about the guy's a prat, and was lucky to be not seriously injured, or even killed.
 

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Do we know why he was protesting or are we told to believe that he's wrong regardless?
Of course he's wrong to interrupt the race I don't care what he's protesting he has no business doing what he did. It's the same as a streaker at football only even worse than that because it's ruined the entire thing whilst that just holds things up for a few minutes.
 

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Some good news on the Oxford rower he is apparently conscious and sitting up in the rescue boat at this point.
 

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Silenced how? What's to stop him saying whatever he wants to the media once he's been processed by the authorities?
Nothing at all. Silenced as in the media will choose not to report it, doctor his words or portray him as crazy
 

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There seems to be an interesting conspiracy theory being constructed here. So he's likely to be hushed up by Them? If he'd tried to jump out in front of the Queen or mr. D. Cameroon, there might be some sort of Secret agenda, perhaps, but it's a bit imaginative to speculate something along those lines just yet. Maybe he's from that Fathers 4 Justice outifit that tie themselves to bridges from time to time.

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Supposedly the guy's blog:

http://elitismleadstotyranny.squarespace.com/



If you say so......
or perhaps the "nut" theory Is the simplest one.

"transnational-corpo-aristocratic ruling class"
Righto then .....
 
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he might have been a Terrorist with a backpack full of explosives, like the Suicide Frogmen the Russians trained. I bet if this had been during the Olympics, the Anti Terrorist Police would have shot him on sight.
 

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i'm surprised that some "hooray henry" didn't blast the blighter out of the water with a blunderbuss.
Excellent suggestion old bean :lol:
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he might have been a Terrorist with a backpack full of explosives, like the Suicide Frogmen the Russians trained. I bet if this had been during the Olympics, the Anti Terrorist Police would have shot him on sight.
Perhaps if he'd been on the tube :idea:
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Nothing at all. Silenced as in the media will choose not to report it, doctor his words or portray him as crazy
Are you suggesting a "D Notice" ?
 
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Or there are those on the forum who couldn't give a stuff about Trenton Oldfield, his politics, his reason for protesting, or his well being. He ruined a sporting spectacle that was a close run race up until he got in the way.

Bloke apparently heard on the bank shouting, "Trenton, Trenton, TRENTON!! Oh Jesus Christ. TRENTON!"
 

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What if he had been actually struck by an oar, was rendered unconcious and suffered brain damage.

What would the legal position be ?.....there are those on this forum with a knowledge of legal matters who could give a considered opinion on this query.
The rowers would lack the mens rea for any injuries sustained.
Bloke apparently heard on the bank shouting, "Trenton, Trenton, TRENTON!! Oh Jesus Christ. TRENTON!"
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What if he had been actually struck by an oar, was rendered unconcious and suffered brain damage.

What would the legal position be ?.....there are those on this forum with a knowledge of legal matters who could give a considered opinion on this query.
I would have thought that he would have been trespassing, just as if he'd run out onto an F1 track. But is the river regarded as a Public highway, (in that anyone's allowed to sail a boat on it)? For the duration of the Boat race, would it be closed, like a road being closed for a Marathon or suchlike? These are interesting legal questions.
 

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I would have thought that he would have been trespassing, just as if he'd run out onto an F1 track. But is the river regarded as a Public highway, (in that anyone's allowed to sail a boat on it)? For the duration of the Boat race, would it be closed, like a road being closed for a Marathon or suchlike? These are interesting legal questions.
That wouldn't affect anyone's culpability for injuries sustained.
 

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I would have thought that he would have been trespassing, just as if he'd run out onto an F1 track. But is the river regarded as a Public highway, (in that anyone's allowed to sail a boat on it)? For the duration of the Boat race, would it be closed, like a road being closed for a Marathon or suchlike? These are interesting legal questions.
I suspect the section is closed. ;)
 

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It is closed. How can anyone be liable except Mr Oldfield himself, because a) he shouldn't have been there in the first place, and b) he put himself in unnecessary danger. The guys in the boats could do nothing.
 
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