a hero for our time

Terrorists: Don’t mess with Glasgow cabbies. Here’s a story about one of a few hard cases who effectively tackled the terrorists at Glasgow airport: Hero Cabbie. A snippet of the story from “battling taxi driver Alex McIlveen”, including some amusingly colorful language:

“He was going crazy, just lashing out at everyone and babbling pish in a foreign language the whole time.

“I’ve heard people say since that he was shouting ‘Allah!’ but I didn’t hear that. It just sounded like a lot of crap to me.

“I ran for the guy and punched him twice in the face with pretty good right hooks.

“Then I kicked him with full force right in the balls but he didn’t go down. He just kept on babbling his rubbish.”

UPDATE: The “original” hero of the story was John Smeaton, who has been elevated to celebrity status on the web, but now according to his mother is “having a wee rest“. His message for the terrorists at the time was: “This is Glasgow and we’ll no accept this. You try this and we’ll set about ye.”

One Response to “a hero for our time”

  1. Layclerk says:

    Aye, and don’t youse bloody well forget it boy!


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