Date: 20th September 2009 at 8:53pm
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Craig Bellamy just cannot control himself, it seems. The Welsh striker was excellent at Old Trafford today, we cannot deny that as he scored two brilliant goals. But apparently, he could not handle defeat very well.

After Owen’s 96th-minute winner, the stewards messed up badly and allowed a delirious United fan to stupidly run onto the pitch – where Bellamy went and slapped him over the mouth. Thuggish behaviour? Certainly but at least he did not have a golf club with him this time.

Hughes, of course, defended his man, stating that it was unacceptable that the fan ran onto the pitch. Well certainly it was but it makes it no less acceptable to punch him. Assaulting a fan is likely to warrant punishment, as Eric Cantona would testify. But it seems like City players have this in their DNA: after all, it’s only a week since Adebayor stamped on the head of a former colleague…