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#1 cpbell

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Posted 14 September 2021 - 10:57

The BBC is reporting that an F1 fan from Liverpool was arrested in The Hague after the GP at Zandvoort as the Police thought he was a Sicilian mafioso! :stoned:

 

https://www.bbc.co.u...eyside-58559255



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#2 w1Y

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Posted 14 September 2021 - 10:57

Is funny but is it thread worthy?

#3 SophieB

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Posted 14 September 2021 - 11:03

Sure why not, we don’t have to pay for new threads, they’re free.
It’s not trolling, it’s not trying to wind people up, its not breaking a board rule or duplicating other discussions, it’s fine. Start threads, it’s fun. 
 

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#4 cpbell

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Posted 14 September 2021 - 11:07

Sure why not, we don’t have to pay for new threads, they’re free.
It’s not trolling, it’s not trying to wind people up, its not breaking a board rule or duplicating other discussions, it’s fine. Start threads, it’s fun. 
 

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Thanks Sophie - I'm aware that it's only loosely-related to the GP, but I was considering bringing more of a motorsport aspect to it by discussing the history of the police in the Netherlands as related to the GP.



#5 Heyli

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Posted 14 September 2021 - 11:10

Is funny but is it thread worthy?

I can imagine that it's very funny for the guy on the receiving end though... 



#6 cpbell

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Posted 14 September 2021 - 11:11

I can imagine that it's very funny for the guy on the receiving end though... 

Indeed not. 



#7 w1Y

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Posted 14 September 2021 - 11:12

Sure why not, we don’t have to pay for new threads, they’re free.
It’s not trolling, it’s not trying to wind people up, its not breaking a board rule or duplicating other discussions, it’s fine. Start threads, it’s fun.

As a general comment, please report threads that you think shouldn’t be here rather than discussing that in threads!


Probably not really for this thread but I have never found the report button on mobile. Can you confirm where it is. Not that I would have reported this post but for future reference.

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Posted 14 September 2021 - 11:13

I can imagine that it's very funny for the guy on the receiving end though... 

I doubt it was fun at the time, but it's a cool story he can tell in the pub for the rest of his life, right?  :lol:



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Posted 14 September 2021 - 11:17

Probably not really for this thread but I have never found the report button on mobile. Can you confirm where it is. Not that I would have reported this post but for future reference.

You can’t do it, you have to switch to the full site :(



#10 BRG

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Posted 14 September 2021 - 11:18

Or as the Daily Express reported it:

 

"Outrage as Brexit-hating Verstappen-loving Dutch police harass an innocent British Hamilton fan."



#11 Collombin

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Posted 14 September 2021 - 11:26

Or as the Daily Express reported it


I nearly fell for that until I realised there was no mention of Princess Diana, and no disastrously incorrect long term weather forecast included.

#12 BRG

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Posted 14 September 2021 - 11:30

I nearly fell for that until I realised there was no mention of Princess Diana, and no disastrously incorrect long term weather forecast included.

Yeah, but I couldn't figure how to work those in!



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Posted 14 September 2021 - 11:37

I nearly fell for that until I realised there was no mention of Princess Diana, and no disastrously incorrect long term weather forecast included.

Not only that, but no mention of how it'll affect the value of your house. :drunk:



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Posted 14 September 2021 - 11:49

If this report is accurate, it sounds as though the police in The Hague were given duff intelligence from the Proscutor's Office in Trento:

 

https://translate.go...na-paesi-bassi/



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Posted 14 September 2021 - 16:02

The Dutch "special forces" seem to have identified him erroneously.

 

 

 

the Trento public prosecutor's office had it turned out, probably after a report from an informant, that Messina Denaro would have been at the Het Pleeidoi restaurant on Wednesday 8 September. Having notified the judiciary in The Hague, the operation had been prepared by the special forces who had identified that man, who was not a Dutchman, the probable wanted person. 


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Posted 14 September 2021 - 16:17

The Dutch "special forces" seem to have identified him erroneously.

Based, though, on information that the wanted Mafia boss would be at the same restaurant on the same day.  Given that the chances of both the target and his double being there at the same time are remote, it suggests to me that it was more a case of the Trento officials getting confused between two people, and that Messina Denaro was probably nowhere near that restaurant..


Edited by cpbell, 14 September 2021 - 16:28.


#17 eibyyz

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Posted 14 September 2021 - 16:17

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#18 Marklar

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Posted 14 September 2021 - 16:18

An arrest at the Dutch GP, as predicted!

#19 William Hunt

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Posted 14 September 2021 - 16:22

He looks more like the Zodiac Killer



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#20 cpbell

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Posted 14 September 2021 - 16:28

An arrest at the Dutch GP, as predicted!

They're not very good at identifying British people, are they?  They couldn't identify Jim Clark at the 1965 GP, and now they can't tell the difference between Don Corleone and someone who probably sounds like the late George Harrison! :lol:



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Posted 14 September 2021 - 16:35

Not to be a buzzkill, but these arrest teams have you in their van before you get the chance to make George Harrisony sounds. Unless you lot scream in a very particular way too.   ;)



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Posted 14 September 2021 - 16:45

Not to be a buzzkill, but these arrest teams have you in their van before you get the chance to make George Harrisony sounds. Unless you lot scream in a very particular way too.   ;)

They arrested him on the Wednesday after the GP and didn't release him until Saturday.  They must have questioned him in that time, surely?  What amazes me is that the Italians won't close the case yet. :confused:  Oh, and BTW, I'm not Scouse.


Edited by cpbell, 14 September 2021 - 17:00.


#23 cpbell

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Posted 14 September 2021 - 16:49

What's weirder still is that there was an episode of the greatest British sitcom of all time that had pretty much this exact plotline:

 

 

https://en.wikipedia...iki/Miami_Twice


Edited by cpbell, 14 September 2021 - 17:01.


#24 Pete_f1

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Posted 14 September 2021 - 16:53

Oops!

#25 absinthedude

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Posted 14 September 2021 - 20:02

They're not very good at identifying British people, are they?  They couldn't identify Jim Clark at the 1965 GP, and now they can't tell the difference between Don Corleone and someone who probably sounds like the late George Harrison! :lol:

 

We all look the same....



#26 Roadhouse

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Posted 14 September 2021 - 20:15

They arrested him on the Wednesday after the GP and didn't release him until Saturday.  They must have questioned him in that time, surely?  What amazes me is that the Italians won't close the case yet. :confused:  Oh, and BTW, I'm not Scouse.

 

I meant British. Having heard people from Liverpool speak I must admit there's a very distinct difference, so sorry about that. You lot all look the same, but you most definitely don't sound the same!

 

Anyway, must've waited for the Italian authorities.



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Posted 15 September 2021 - 00:21

They arrested him on the Wednesday after the GP and didn't release him until Saturday.  They must have questioned him in that time, surely?  What amazes me is that the Italians won't close the case yet. :confused:  Oh, and BTW, I'm not Scouse.

Apparently the Dutch police couldn't find a Scouse translator.



#28 BRG

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Posted 15 September 2021 - 10:17

Wasn't it a give-away that he kept saying "Calm down, calm down" and was wearing a shell suit?



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Posted 15 September 2021 - 11:06

What's weirder still is that there was an episode of the greatest British sitcom of all time that had pretty much this exact plotline:

 

 

https://en.wikipedia...iki/Miami_Twice

 

There's a can of worms...



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Posted 15 September 2021 - 14:49

New York, Paris, Peckham.......Den Haag?



#31 cpbell

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Posted 15 September 2021 - 15:03

Wasn't it a give-away that he kept saying "Calm down, calm down" and was wearing a shell suit?

 

 

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#32 cpbell

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Posted 15 September 2021 - 15:04

There's a can of worms...

Fight me. :lol: :cool:



#33 cpbell

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Posted 15 September 2021 - 15:06

New York, Paris, Peckham.......Den Haag?

'E who dares, wins prison time in the Netherlands!