The Newcastle United fan who challenged police horse 'Bud' to a boxing match before punching the animal in the head has apologised - insisting he is an animal lover.
Unemployed Barry Rogerson - who is on disability benefit for a lung condition - was captured attacking the animal during scenes of public disorder after Newcastle lost 3-0 to local rivals Sunderland at St James' Park in the Tyne-Wear derby.
Rogerson was captured landing a blow on the head of the police horse.
“I reacted stupidly. I did not go out to attack a horse,” he said.
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