Bring Me The Horizon Attack Fan

Two members of Bring Me The Horizon appear to seriously assault an audience member in this fan video.

Bring Me The Horizon Attack Fan
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Bring Me The Horizon guitarist Jona Weinhofen and singer Oly Sykes are alleged to have attacked a member of the audience at their concert in Helsinki, Finland. The band were supporting Machine Head when a heckler prompted the guitarist to jump from the stage. A YouTube video, embedded below, appears to show Weinhofen leap into the crowd at 4:14 and hit someone several times. Sykes follows and strikes his arm down as if to hit someone. There is a loud "pop", suggesting he may have used his microphone as a weapon before security pulled him back from the crowd. Blabbermouth report that the band were soon forced to end their set after someone pulled the plug. Weinhofen later tweeted "Broke my hand...bummed!" and has apparently continued the tour with a cast and only two functioning fingers. He later admitted the assault. We asked their management about the incident, who simply replied "lol." The manager of the venue told the Finnish daily newspaper Iltalehti that no such incident took place. This is not the first time Oli Sykes has been accused of assault. In 2007, a female fan claimed that he urinated on her before throwing a bottle at her which she said resulted in a facial injury. These charges were dropped because of a lack of evidence. Watch a fan video of the incident from around 4:10 to decide for yourself what happened:

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    Mobby32
    Guys, being douche bags to your fans does not make you hard core, it makes you ass holes
    We asked their management about the incident, who simply replied "lol."
    Stay Classy Guys.
    Raven_Flight
    We asked their management about the incident, who simply replied "lol."
    This was excellent. News title is so random btw. I pictured the members of BMTH hanging out in a bar and one of them saying: "Look, a fan of our band! Let's beat the shit out of him for listening to such horrible music!"
    robertito696
    The fact he can still play their set with only two fingers says a lot about their music.
    m4ss3 m/
    Haha, come to Finland to play shitty music and this is what you get.
    CronoMagus
    First the Onstage Brawl and now this. Never heard of these guys until this started happening. Says a lot about their music and what they need to do to get noticed. Also shows how many great fans they have haha
    on3andth3sam3
    this is what happens when you give 12 year olds musical equipment and management positions.
    L.T Kickass
    Imagine being beaten up by a guy that spends hours before a show styling his hair and painting his nails.
    LivinJoke84
    Didnt something like this happen a couple of months back? They seem like dickheads to be honest. I might turn up to one of their shows to throw a cheese and onion pasty at them and see what they have to say about that
    Hippedkille
    Hell yeah, Finland! I was at the concert, thought he stage dived or something After the concert I found out that he got his ass kicked, good times. Anyway, Machine Head was awesome!
    Mr Winters
    I'm seeing Machine Head next thursday and these *****s will be supporting them. Shit, just shit.
    Oblivion_Rps
    If there was genuinely one guy who's face I would maul beyond recognition without a feeling of remorse it'd be Oli Sykes. The guy is a disgusting animal.
    thegreasefire
    jetfuel495 wrote: Are you kidding me? This wasnt some guy saying he didn't like the music. The article clearly states the heckler was prompting the band to come down at him. That's picking a fight, if you ask me.
    Ok, sure, some idiot in a huge crowd of people was trying to pick a fight. These guys should have enough self control to ignore him.
    cyanide02
    LivinJoke84 wrote: Didnt something like this happen a couple of months back? They seem like dickheads to be honest. I might turn up to one of their shows to throw a cheese and onion pasty at them and see what they have to say about that
    Make it a beef burger and he will cry lol.
    captainperoxide
    My friend Zach went to one of their shows and got his nose broken. Not by the band, but still...
    dsteff
    bring me the horizon is prolly the worst band to enter metalcore or deathcore or whatever shitty genre they call themselves. Only vegan that ive ever read of that makes bbq saucce...doesnt even make sense
    scithe37
    "Bring Me The Horizon guitarist Jona Weinhofen..." "..appears to show Weinhoffer.." Wow, UG.
    popeslayer
    I was really curious how they would interact with a Machine Head crowd... hahaha
    Amuro Jay
    If the heckler was asking for a fight, well, all I can say is he got what he was asking for. People are so quick to judge bands (even quicker when the band sucks) that they forget that band members (even BMTH dudes) are humans too. If this was a bar and it was just, say, sports fans brawling with each other after the same exact exchange, nobody would have given two shits.
    cyanide02
    Isn't Sykes a vegan or some shit? Maybe he should start thinking about giving up violence instead of eating anything with taste.
    WholeLottaIzzy
    These guys just need to piss off. And I love by looking at the +1's, no one seems to like them here. Except that one guy...
    LivinJoke84
    jetfuel495 wrote: If the heckler was asking for a fight, well, all I can say is he got what he was asking for. People are so quick to judge bands (even quicker when the band sucks) that they forget that band members (even BMTH dudes) are humans too. If this was a bar and it was just, say, sports fans brawling with each other after the same exact exchange, nobody would have given two shits.
    BULLSHIT You put yourself in the public eye you open youreslf up for critisism. When someone sends something back in a restaurant and says its shit that doesnt give the chef the right to come out and kick the shit out of the customer cos 'thats what would happen between two sports fans in a bar'
    carsnguitars92
    As the video has been removed, if UG really thinks I'll search for this video myself, they're mistaken...
    ppiekoszewski
    rob904 wrote: This is what happens when you run out of heroin on tour. Or maybe the "fan" was actually a Machine Head fan and was pointing out the various reasons Bring Me the Horizon sucks
    Which would mean that the guy from BMTH broke his hand on the Machine Head fan's face. Metal as ****.
    SkepsisMetal
    Exactly why I didn't go see this tour. My favourite band, supported by 2 mediocre bands and 1 completely shit band, apparently consisting of arrogant twats who start fights with the audience.
    terrordactl666
    wow, so he is continuing the tour with 2 fingers? must be REALLY hard to play this music if you can play it without fully functioning hands....
    AustinHoag
    ProgJazzMath wrote: Imagine you are onstage playing to a huge crowd and overtop of everything else you hear a dude yelling, "YOU GUYS SUCK! GO TO HELL! YOU ARE JUST NOTHING BUT DOO-DOO CORE!" The whole time you are playing... I guarantee you would beat his ass too, because I know I would. Goes to show that these guys aren't pussies like all the users here like to think they are.
    If you can't take hecklers, then you aren't mature enough to hold an instrument in my book.
    Camron62\m/
    i feel so sorry for Machine Head that a totally different styled band is their supporting act. they aren't supporting the tour, they're making it worse.
    Macabre_Turtle
    1. To all of the people saying that they are disrespectful to their fans, this is clearly not their fan. 2. To the people saying they are disrespectful in general, The kid clearly asked for it. And the last time this happened the band was attacked, not the other way around. 3. To everybody making fun of the guitarist, his two fingers are more than likely on his picking hand, you dumbasses. Him wanting to finish the tour says more good than bad.
    spoksbeard
    metalhead2475 wrote: We asked their management about the incident, who simply replied "lol." ...
    LOL
    Battman1993
    I hope this happens again so Robb Flynn will get pissed and beat the living shit out of Oli Sykes..I'd pay to go see that. P.S.- Oli Sykes basically admitted that he was a pussy b/c he said in an interview that he got beat up by a fat guy.
    DarkieBC
    Thats it, not buying the ticket. Machine Head will come again to Portugal.
    Nick92Slayer
    It doesn't matter if they are pussies or not, being of that reputation and maybe to people being considered roll models, and looked up to. You just don't attack people, especially in the middle of a gig. I never liked them despite giving them a chance, but now I really hate them.
    stoplookinghere
    Oixord wrote: Big deal.. everyone fights once in a while, don't see the problem tbh.
    The problem is, bands should have respect for people that support them, without them they wouldn't be shit
    awesomeo4000
    i get that hecklers are bastards, but the management's reply was the icing on the douche cake in this story