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Forget Osama, we've got the Swansea two.

Byline: By Matt Withers Wales on Sunday

Meanwhile, the boys in blue in South Wales have clearly been learning lessons from their colleagues in the North on prioritising their investigations, this time launching a crackdown on the scourge of footballers wearing novelty T-shirts.

South Wales' finest swooped on Swansea's Lee Trundle and Alan Tate last week after they celebrated winning a two-bob trophy by waving an anti-Cardiff City flag and, in Trundle's case, wearing a T-shirt depicting a Swansea player urinating on a Cardiff shirt.

'South Wales Police have arrested a 23-year-old man and a 29-year-old man on suspicion of Section Four public order offences,' monotoned a police press officer. 'Both men have been bailed until the end of April.'

Well, phew. We'll all feel safer knowing that the police are making South Wales a safer place to live.

Come to think of it, with Trundle's image-rights deal at Swansea, wouldn't the police have to cough up for taking his mugshot?

The two players are only one less than the number of people who have appeared in court for waving placards calling for death to Jews and informing Europe 'your 9/11 is coming' during protests against the Danish cartoons a few months ago.

Then protestors waved banners such as 'behead the one who insults the prophet' and 'free speech go to hell'.

Just three people of the several hundred involved have since appeared in court after being arrested by the Metropolitan Police following those protests. Trundle and Tate - naive but not actually encouraging terrorism or beheading - were arrested almost instantly.

Well done!
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Publication:Wales On Sunday (Cardiff, Wales)
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Date:Apr 9, 2006
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