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Bad behaviour by disabled people

amg1955 Member Posts: 1 Listener
had a bad experience at the footy over the weekend. We have a wheelchairs space on level 7 which obviously needs a lift. It only holds 2 wheelchairs at a time so needs a bit of patience but is fine, a steward runs it so that randoms who can’t be bothered with the stairs can’t hog it. One man who had been sitting near me and drinking all through the match insisted he should be next as he was more disabled than some of the people in there. He jammed himself in the lift door so it couldn’t leave until someone got out and let him in. To be fair to the steward, short of manhandling him out, what could he do? He was swearing and shouting and saying I wasn’t really disabled cos I just had a stupid scooter and that anyone with a stick should just wak. His caree abandoned him.
oroblem is, being disabled doesn’t mean that you’re not just a nasty piece of work!


  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Member, Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,945 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @amg1955
    Welcome to the community! This is both shocking yet not surprising at all! 
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  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Member Posts: 6,389 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @amg1955   Pleased to meet you welcome.  Thank you for sharing.

    Sorry what has happened. I hope the experience has not put you off going to football matches.

    I hope you find us all friendly and supportive,  We all of us in the community have mutual respect, kindness and  warmth..  

    Care and share have concern.

    Glad to help with anything. Please ask. Some one will know.

    Please take care.

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  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,545 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @amg1955 and thank you for sharing this with us. This doesn't seem very fair at all! Welcome to the community and please do let me know if there is anything else that I can do :)


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