Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Fight Thor? You'll Get a Hammering!

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Fight Thor? You'll Get a Hammering!

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IF you're going to pick a fight you'd be wise not to mess with Thor - son of Odin, King of Asgard and guardian of the nine realms.

But that's exactly what a group of drunken men did when they approached the 6ft 4ins superhero in Manchester city centre.

Neil Price was dressed as the mighty comic book hero on his way to Manchester Comic Con when he was approached by the group at around 8.45am on Sunday.

The part-time bodybuilder had just finished breakfast and had stepped out of his hotel on Portland Street when he heard yelling from across the street. He said: "There were about three guys, very drunk, and one of them started shouting at me. It was just drunken banter really and a little bit of gesturing. It wasn't hostile - just a bit of tomfoolery.

"At one point he said: "If I stab you will you die?" and I explained that I could because I'm not a really superhero. Then he grabbed my cape and tugged at it quite hard to make it flap in the wind. I wasn't happy about that just because I was worried he was going to rip it. …

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