‘Just because you can play Wonderwall, doesn’t mean you should’: Danish police

A police patrol in Aalborg sent a busker home to practice after telling him that “just because you can play Wonderwall, it doesn’t mean you should.”

'Just because you can play Wonderwall, doesn’t mean you should': Danish police
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A guitarist in Aalborg was sent home to practice after he reportedly played a “bad and loud” version of the song ‘Wonderwall’ by English rock band Oasis.

Officers from North Jutland Police saw the guitarist playing in front the 7-Eleven store on the Bispensgade street in the northern city last week.

The would-be musician rolled with “a loud, bad and noisy” version of the popular song, according to a press statement issued by police.

He was told by police not to 'be here now', but rather to go home and practice since “he didn’t sound at all like Liam Gallagher,” according to the statement.

Oasis' iconic rock anthem was released in 1995 and topped charts in Australia, New Zealand and Spain and reached number 5 in the UK chart.

In the years since, the tune has been covered on numerous occasions by amateur singers as well as professional artists including Mike Flowers Pops and Ryan Adams. 

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Gallagher confessed, “I don't even know how to play it on guitar, there's the joke. I seriously don't know how to play it. My kid knows how to play it… but I seriously do not know how to play it on guitar.”

Aalborg's police officers simply told the busker that “just because you can play Wonderwall, doesn’t mean you should.”

Though some might say the police reprimand may have been humiliating, reports the Britpop fan looked back in anger as he left the scene remain unconfirmed.

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Danish cup final stopped after fans break virus rules

The Danish Cup final was interrupted for almost a quarter of an hour because fans refused to comply with the social distancing rules inside the stadium, police said.

Danish cup final stopped after fans break virus rules
Fans of Aalborg during the match at the Blue Water Arena in Esbjerg. Photo: Claus Fisker/Ritzau Scanpix
The two finalists, Aalborg (AaB) and SonderjyskE, were each allocated 750 tickets for the match in Esbjerg on Wednesday evening.
During the first half, “the referee had to suspend the match for up to 15 minutes, when the AaB fans refused to stay in the designated seats and huddled together in violation of the Covid rules,” Sydjylland police said on Twitter.
Pictures show members of the Aalborg staff unsuccessfully encouraging their supporters to return to their designated seats.
Between 40 and 50 of the fans were expelled from the ground and put on a bus and sent back to Aalborg with a police escort.
The match resumed after 14 minutes and ended in a 2-0 victory for SonderjyskE, who won the competition for the first time.
The police also tweeted that they arrested some fans for letting off flares.
The increased crowd for the match represented a loosening of Denmark's earlier coronavirus rules limiting attendance at a football match to 500 with a minimum distance between them of two metres.
On Tuesday, the Danish government said it would allow 500 fans into each  section of the stadium and that would have to keep one metre apart.
In Copenhagen, up to 10,500 fans will be able into Parken, Denmark's largest stadium which can hold 38,000, FC Copenhagen club communications manager Jes Mortensen told AFP on Tuesday.