Disabled Spice Girls fan ‘battered twice and had alcohol thrown over him’ at Edinburgh gig

67,000 fans packed into Murrayfield Stadium on Saturday for the reunion show

A disabled Spice Girls fan has hit out after he walked out of their gig in Edinburgh due to “safety concerns”.

67,000 fans gathered at BT Murrayfieldon Saturday night for the much-awaited show but at least one fan was left disgusted.

The concert goer, who wants to remain anonymous, said he walked out of the gig after he was “battered twice and had alcohol thrown over him by drunken revellers”.

He claims the night was “absolutely diabolical” and was left fearing for his own safety with “missiles being launched all over the place”, reports Edinburgh Live’s sister site The Daily Record.

He added that there weren’t enough toilets for fans and people were urinating in stadium corridors and throwing drink over people.

In an email to concert organisers, he wrote: “I am registered disabled and bought accessible tickets and I walked out of the concert after less than 45 minutes due to fears for my safety.

“That took a lot for me to walk out. I go to concerts on a regular basis and tonight was absolutely diabolical. There were missiles being launched all over the place.

“I was battered twice tonight by drunk people, asked to move seats by one of your own customer care agents in order to seat a drunk person from the pitch.

 

“I had drink poured all over me and my partner and when we asked the police – who had to come and remove the drunk woman who was pouring it all over people – to get it mopped up, they spoke to the staff and were told their were no cleaners on.”

Adding: “There was far too much drink being served. There were insufficient toilets too.

“So much so that three police officers were having to threaten women with being arrested as they were forcing their ways into the gents toilets and when they did not get access they were doing the toilet in the stadium corridors.”

 

However stadium officials have said that the overwhelming majority of fans were well behaved on the night.

Last night, Murrayfield stadium said: “The Spice Girls concert at BT Murrayfield created a real party atmosphere and the vast majority of fans enjoyed themselves in a safe and responsible way. 

“We are looking into the areas of concern raised and working closely with the concert promoters and the security providers to gather more information before responding to him.”

Edinburgh Police also tweeted to say: “What a fantastic show! I would like to thank everyone who was at BT Murrayfield for the Spice Girls concert for making it such an amazing night. I hope you had a safe journey home.”

Source: https://www.edinburghlive.co.uk/news/edinburgh-news/disabled-spice-girls-fan-battered-16405153

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