Improvised Weapons Out of Newspaper
The Millwall brick:
In the late 1960s -- in response to violence at football matches in England -- police began confiscating any objects that could be used as weapons. These items included steel combs, pens, beermats, polo mints, shoelaces and even boots.
But not liquids, apparently.
However, fans were still permitted to bring in newspapers. Larger newspapers such as The Guardian or The Financial Times work best for a Millwall brick, and the police looked with suspicion at working class football fans who carried such newspapers. Because of their more innocent appearance, tabloid newspapers became the newspapers of choice for Millwall bricks.
Instructions on how to make one in the link.
When will the TSA start banning newspaper?
Posted on July 9, 2007 at 6:36 AM • 39 Comments