Members of the Halifax firsts football team have been criticised for anti-social behaviour on Thursday night, after allegedly throwing eggs and stones at bar staff members, having been refused service in D-bar.
Just hours before their college cup victory, a group of around eight males in fancy dress are reported to have entered the bar, but were refused service by Richard Taylor, the bar manager, after rumours circulated that they intended to cause damage to the bar.
The group have been identified as members of the Halifax first team, and were captured on the bar’s CCTV camera.
After being refused service at the bar, an argument broke out between the team and bar staff. The team then left, chanting abuse at the staff and other students: “Derwent are wankers.”
Approximately an hour later, students in D-bar witnessed two members of the group return with eggs and stones. They proceeded to throw the projectiles at the two members of staff working behind the bar, striking them multiple times.
The staff were both covered in egg, and one was struck in the arm with a stone. The members of staff assaulted did not include Richard Taylor, who initially denied them service at the bar.
The two assailants then fled the scene, briefly pursued by the bar staff.
Amelia Allen, a Derwent first year in the bar on the night commented: “It’s absolutely pathetic; they must have methodically planned for over an hour to egg the bar staff.”
“They were immature in every aspect. From their dress to their actions, it’s just pathetic.”
Commercial services have refused to comment on the incident.