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'Jesus' causes uproar at darts contest

Posted on Friday, 14 December, 2012 | Comment icon 27 comments | News tip by: Still Waters

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Nathan Grindal got more than be bargained for when he went to watch a darts tournament in Somerset.

Excited to be watching the televised match in person, Nathan had been having a good time until some other members of the crowd realised that with his long beard and hair he happened to bear more than a passing resemblance to Jesus. Soon afterwards the whole venue had erupted with chants of 'Jesus, Jesus' and 'Stand up if you love Jesus'. It didn't take long for Nathan to be escorted from the building by security guards over fears that the crowd's reaction to his presence was disrupting the players.

"I love darts, but Iím worried about ever going to see it live again," he said after having to make do with watching the match on TV. "It was all very weird and distressing. I didnít go to the darts dressed as Jesus - I went as me."

"When darts fans saw bearded Nathan Grindal at a tournament, they thought they were witnessing not just a double top but a second coming."

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Comment icon #18 Posted by spud the mackem on 15 December, 2012, 8:17
No one actually knows what Jesus looked like.Every painting I've seen portrays him slightly different,and there were no cameras those days.If he stood in a Police line up for example where people look similar,could anyone pick him out.
Comment icon #19 Posted by Setton on 15 December, 2012, 11:06
Do you even know what he does for a job? I know a guy who looks vaguely similar and is on his way to becoming a professor at one of the top universities in the country. Do you mind if I ask what you do for a living? Yes... He should man up and deal with being thrown out of an event he'd paid for just because other people are idiots. The organisers had better have refunded his ticket is all I can say.
Comment icon #20 Posted by and then on 15 December, 2012, 11:28
I'm pretty sure that Wolfknight was alluding to a song...the lyrics include the phrase "get a haircut and get a REAL job" IOW - he was j o k i n g
Comment icon #21 Posted by Setton on 15 December, 2012, 17:42
....... Maybe I should look into this 'music' thing. I've heard so much about it....
Comment icon #22 Posted by ashven on 15 December, 2012, 18:18
this is a warning to all,Jesus lookalike or not,don't go to Somerset
Comment icon #23 Posted by Medium Brown on 15 December, 2012, 18:58
What would Sid Waddell make of this if he was alive?
Comment icon #24 Posted by Boss-Hog on 15 December, 2012, 19:34
hes not the messiah hes just a very naughty boy
Comment icon #25 Posted by Sundew on 15 December, 2012, 20:16
Well, you could throw out the troublemakers and not the bystander, but then you have the possibility of starting a drunken riot among the evictees.
Comment icon #26 Posted by Medium Brown on 15 December, 2012, 22:12
I should elaborate a little bit further... I've been to these Darts tournaments and I tell you that people like to dress up. When Wayne Mardle's at the ocke you get a sudden rash of Hawaiian shirts. So I don't think a messiah figure would look out of place at this costume party. Maybe he just wandered off because of one too many Lemon Sherbets. Old Sid would be laughing his sides off in heaven.
Comment icon #27 Posted by I believe you on 16 December, 2012, 4:19

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