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Hoppa senior in trouble?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Brookie, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. Brookie

    Brookie Well-Known Member

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    just read that hoppa is believed to be the bouncer who bash a bloke in sydney.
    stuffed him up pretty badly i think?

    not good
     
  2. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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  3. Cletus

    Cletus Active Member

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    Charged with assault, doesn't look good.

    http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/bouncer-arrested-after-man-bashed-in-kings-cross-20101219-191m8.html
     
  4. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Don't jump to conclusions. Remember somebody else who got charged and it turned out they were not guilty of anything? Brett something-or-other, from memory. Even Chris Houston's drug supply charges were chucked out the other day because it turned out there was no evidence.

    A closer reading of the story suggests it is not the bloke in hospital who was assaulted by Hopoate, but someone else. It will probably be some time before the truth is known.
     
  5. blitzkrieg

    blitzkrieg Active Member

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    Yeah SER8, reads elsewhere that the bloke in hospital was bashed by another bouncer, just with Hoppa the media were always going to use his name I guess (he was involved as such but what level isn't out yet). Mind you, someone should be in the **** for the level of the assault.
     
  6. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I sure hope that someone at the club has taken on a mentoring role for Junior, because his train wreck of a dad isn't setting much of an example.
     
  7. WAMF

    WAMF Well-Known Member

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    Wait for the facts, not the DT's version of events.
     
  8. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    THe SMH has stuck the boot in with this being the top of the front page:
    http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/hopoate-charged-with-assault-as-lawyer-denies-link-to-ibrahim-20101219-191yd.html

    The DT isn't much better:
    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/hopoate-arrested-in-ibrahim-hotel-brawl/story-e6freuy9-1225973554967
     
  9. Fluffy

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    who would have thought a bouncer would ever beat someone up down the cross....
     
  10. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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    He must have been in his "tigers" mood at the time
    i dont see how this should effect us,he is a retired player
    who didnt just play for us and during his worst was a tiger
     
  11. Guest

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    hoppas son is a very good "kid" he doesnt need mentoring always says hello and is polite and comes across as a real placid easy going bloke ,as said above just another media beatup and blown out of proportion,johns a nice guy aswell and i think often maligned for his past which at the end of the day compared to what we see some of these so called roll models in the game today do is nothing
     
  12. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    Would anyone be surprised if he was guilty?
     
  13. mutley

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    i agree with john being a nice bloke, he just does stupid things and i truly believe he doesnt think before doing things.

    when he was on the drink with the boys during his playing days he was never a angry drunk, he was just easily misled, the likes of beaver and nik kosef had a ball egging him on to do stupid things on nights out during their younger days.
    unfortunately the hiding marty bella  gave him in the back lane behind the steyne hotel never knocked some sense into him.
     
  14. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Mildly,a religous man of his kind however he does have a screw loose
     
  15. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    ASk Galloway how his religion factors into clouting someone in the melon.
     
  16. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    A Manly Daily photographer was allegedly chased by Hoppa in his car. Full story:
    http://manly-daily.whereilive.com.au/news/story/hoppa-snaps-and-threatens-daily-photographer/

    Why a photographer thinks it is fair to approach and attempt to photograph someone at their home is beyond me. Just very poor form and it is no wonder that some of them have such a low standing in the community.
     
  17. Jonesyv2

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    How this article got published is beyond me, i love the part where it mentions the photographer served in Afghanistan, How does that matter they are only tying to get the readers to feel for the stupid guy.

    The media is pretty piss poor, give the man some space he is probably going through alot right now.
     
  18. WAMF

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    Check out the photographer's name :) Explains quite a lot.
     
  19. Jethro

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    The guy's life support was switched off this morning and has since past away. R.I.P mate.
    People are always quick to jump to conclusions with regard to Hoppa. He has never been charged with anything against the guy who died, only for assaulting his brother:

    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/wilson-duque-dies-let-off-life-support-after-bashing-in-kings-cross-allegedly-involving-john-hopoate/story-e6frf7jo-1225980889698

    I upset my brother-in-law (Tiger Supporter) this morning when he came out and started telling my wife about the guy dying and started to tell her about Hoppa the ex-Manly player and insinuating that he was the one who bashed him. He didn't like it when I came out and said "and which team was he playing for when he got his bad reputation for the finger poking episode".
     
  20. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Its not good for Hoppa that someone died in the incident, whether Hoppa hit that guy or not.
     

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