Is it really a sign of the times that Town are having to step up penalties for throwing things at matches?
That anyone sees fit to chuck anything at all at a player is unbelievable.
So it's sad that this mindless activity is apparently on the increase. The club is absolutely within reason to threaten to turf out culprits for good.
Perhaps the most ludicrous thing is that it seems to be Town fans pelting their own heroes, not away fans attacking the enemy.
Your ancestors might have pelted the local ne'er-do-well in the village stocks with a rotten cabbage in the middle ages.
But that's where this mentality belongs.
You don't throw things at the theatre, the cinema or a pop concert - rock stars simply stick their noses in the air and walk offstage when this happens nowadays.
So why do some lowlifes think it's fair game at the football?
Those boys are doing a job. Only the figments of the Fantasy XI in your head get everything right all the time.
You wouldn't expect to risk injury for a miscalculation on a balance sheet or mixing your cement too stiff at your workplace, would you?
It's not even as if Town are doing appallingly. We're still brilliantly placed in the league and, spectacularly, up for the FA Cup.
Peter Jackson says repeatedly that he's happy with the way things are going.
And we've no reason to proclaim that these are anything other than good, solid times for Town.
Throwing things is much, much worse than just babyishly pitiful "chucking your teddy out of the pram" behaviour.
It's potentially Wounding With Intent or Grievous Bodily Harm - both of which carry far heavier penalties than being barred from the footie.
Spare a thought
CHRISTMAS should be a time for peace and happiness spent in the bosom of a loving family.
Sadly our front page today carries the stories of two young men for whose families Christmas will never be the same again.
Ashley Uttley was 19 and on his way to celebrate his engagement.
Stephen Grimes was 35 and had been married only three months.
Some time over the festivities of the next few days, spare a thought for the pain their loved ones are going through.