Liam Gallagher has shared a few choice words about the judge who labelled his son Gene 'entitled'.
The former Oasis frontman's son appeared in Wood Green Crown Court alongside the grandson of Ringo Starr, Sonny Starkey, after they became embroiled in a late-night brawl at a Tesco Express in London.
Concluding the hearing last Wednesday (30 March), Judge Joanna Greenberg said to Gene and Sonny: "Your behaviour on this occasion when you entered the Tesco store was, in my view, completely out of order.
"It is a hard enough for people running late-night stores without entitled young men thinking they could get what they want by misbehaving, and this is what the two of you did."
But dad Liam has subsequently leapt to the defence of his 20-year-old son - whose mum is All Saints singer Nicole Appleton - branding judges 'c***s'.
Taking to Twitter, the 49-year-old singer said: "Judge Judy can kiss my a******e from 1 entitled p***k to another as you were LG x"
In a subsequent tweet, he said: "Funny thing is 99 percent of judges are massive C***Z LG x"
And just for good measure, he added: "Asking folk to sit down stand up rise f**k off with your n*ncey wig LG x"
N'awww, protective fathers, melts your heart doesn't it?
LG wasn't finished rolling with it just yet either, tweeting an argument in defence of Gene that probably wouldn't have landed too well in court.
The 'Supersonic' singer wrote: "If ya can’t steal from your local Tescos where can you steal from eh this country is over LGx"
If ya can’t steal from your local Tescos where can you steal from eh this country is over LGx— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) April 2, 2022
Well, I reckon a judge would probably counter that you can't steal from anywhere, but the people seemed to back his point, with the tweet amassing more than 15,000 likes.
The scuffle which landed Gene and Sonny in court began at the Tesco in Heath Street, Hampstead, shortly before midnight on 17 May 2019 when staff tried to stop their friend, former model Noah Ponte, 21, leaving the shop with a £1.70 ($2.23) can of gin and tonic (presumably he was feeling supersonic at the time?).
Ponte, a student at University College London who has worked for IMG Models, was unable to pay for it because it was outside the hours Tesco was licensed to sell alcohol, the court heard.
However, he had paid for nuts of the same value, which he left in the shop in an attempt to get around the licensing restriction, he told the court.
Staff were said to have started 'grabbing' Noah before an altercation in which prosecutors said Sonny and Gene threw 'kicks and punches' at one worker, who then managed to get Sonny in a headlock for 'some minutes', the court heard.
All three were charged with affray and Gene faced an additional charge of racially aggravated assault by beating, while Sonny was charged with two counts of assault by beating.
But at what was meant to be the start of their trial on Wednesday, prosecutors decided to bring no evidence, as new evidence had come to light which showed there was a 'strong case' Sonny was acting in self-defence and Gene was defending him, the court heard.
CCTV footage showed a member of staff advancing towards Sonny, who then fell out of view, apparently to the ground. Meanwhile, one witness described the member of staff as the 'aggressor', the court was told.
According to a statement from a security guard, while the trio 'started it', staff did not allow him to handle them, something which he said led to the fight.
He said: "They came in and the situation went from a situation with me to a fight with all the staff. In my opinion both sides could have handled this situation better."
Noah was found not guilty of theft at the end of a trial on Friday (1 April), and Judge Greenberg recorded not guilty pleas in relation to Gene and Sonny, and bound over all three defendants – meaning they have promised to 'keep the peace and be of good behaviour' for 12 months or pay £500 ($654).
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