They say that art imitates life and this is no more apparent than in the disgraceful events that occurred on a table in South Wales yesterday. If Sir Alex Ferguson was fuming following Ashley Williams’ attempted murder on Robin van Persie last Sunday just wait until he finds out about this….

Kevin Henning reports.

Swansea City Subbuteo Club have been accused of foul play after one of their players ruthlessly kicked the ball at the head of an opponent.

Manchester United Subbuteo’s star striker was minding his own business when the vicious attack occurred.

The United player was knocked unconscious by the despicable act and was treated for several minutes by medics.

Wayne Loony tried to convince the referee that the Swansea player should have been sent off but only a yellow card was shown.

It was hardly in the spirit of the festive period.

Experts in the SKY Subbuteo studio were outraged by the incident and called for the Swansea player to be put back into his team’s box for several weeks.

Ex United Subbuteo player Dwight Yorkshire was almost reduced to tears and being an upstanding model citizen, called the Swansea defender a liar.

One ex-Liverpool Subbuteo and Tottenham Subbuteo player blamed players’ growing hostility towards each other on the example set by certain individuals in the Subbuteo Premier League.

In his after match interview, Manchester United Subbuteo Club’s manager said it was the most dangerous thing he’d seen on a table football pitch in many a year.

He also claimed it could have led to the death of his side’s Subbuteo player.

However, some fans found the incident extremely amusing with Manchester City Subbuteo Club supporters gathering to mock the stricken star.

A minute’s silence will be held at all Subbuteo venues around the country before the New Year’s Day matches.

The games governing body are sure to look at the incident again and will decide whether to change their own rules again by acting retrospectively despite the incident having been dealt with at the time.

In other news, Russian Subbuteo club Zenit St. Petersburg have already identified their targets for the January transfer window…..