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Young Boy Left In 'Floods Of Tears' After Being Vomited On By Drunk Rugby Fan

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Young Boy Left In 'Floods Of Tears' After Being Vomited On By Drunk Rugby Fan

Six-year-old Joey was looking forward to watching his first ever live rugby match when Wales took on Australia at the Principality Stadium.

But unfortunately, his evening was ruined when a drunk fans vomited all over him.

It's understood Joey was absolutely loving the end-to-end game alongside his parents when the man who sat behind them in the stands suddenly vomited everywhere.

"The amount of vomit that there was," Joey's mother Sophie explained to the BBC.

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"All over the back of him, hit hat, his scarf, his coast, my coat, all down his chair, all over the floor.

"I mean, the man couldn't even stand, talk, look up or even acknowledge really what happened."

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With the hotly-contested Autumn Nations Series game well underway, young Joey would have been absolutely gutted to have to leave and clean himself up.

"I turned around and my son was in floods of tears facing me," Sophie added.

She told BBC Radio Wales: "It was really hard because it was apparent he was asking to leave but I thought 'if we leave now, that's going to be the feeling that we are left with'.

"I didn't want to have that as our last memory.

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"I was really fighting back tears because he was so upset, I was upset, my husband was upset, and a little bit angry, and I was holding them back to make sure he was alright."

But despite the disappointing events that unfolded, Sophie admitted she was overwhelmed with the response from other rugby fans who saw what happened and offered their support.

"There were people all around us passing packs of tissues, antibacterial gel, anything they had," she said.

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"There was a guy from 10 rows back who came and said 'that was really awful, that shouldn't have happened. I can't do anything but does he want my scarf?'

"There was a very kind lady a few rows back that gave us her flag.

"There was a man came over and knelt down on Joey's level and said 'that shouldn't happen. That's not expected at a game. you should enjoy it' and he wanted to give him his Wales shirt.

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"Everyone around us was just so amazing and it was a resounding feeling that it just shouldn't have happened."

It's understood the Welsh Rugby Union is now conducting an internal investigation into what happened.

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Topics: Rugby, Rugby Union, Wales, Australia

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