Normally, yobbish louts firing paint pellets at innocent bystanders would be the sort of thing The Sun would rail against - broken Britain, don't you know? - but what do you when it's one of Gordon's chums doing the shooting?
The result is a slightly strained report into N-Dubz firing on their own fans. Not a word suggesting that it's a bloody dangerous thing to do, or that people who aren't earning money for old rope might be less than thrilled that their gig-going outfits have been destroyed by rich kids with paints "having a laugh". Gordon restricts himself to just the facts:
Northumbria Police said: "Police were called to a coach at the back of the O2 Academy following a complaint that pellets were being fired.
"The two people involved had been firing plastic guns at each other which discharged a 6mm-sized pellet.
"They were very apologetic and handed the toy guns over voluntarily.
"No complaint of injury has been made.
"No arrests were made. Advice was given to the parties involved."
You'd have to wonder at the sort of twits who fire paint at their own fans. Most bands at least try to disguise the contempt they feel for the people who pay their wages.