Affirmation of the sentence handed to the Birmingham Metropolis supporter who assaulted Aston Villa star Jack Grealish has been forthcoming this night.
Birmingham Zero-1 Aston Villa
The newest version of the Second Metropolis derby came about yesterday afternoon, as Birmingham welcomed Villa to St. Andrew’s for a Championship conflict.
Forward of kick-off, the historic rivals had been separated by simply 2 factors within the league desk, with the hosts having held the benefit.
However, when all was mentioned and achieved at St. Andrew’s, it was Villa who emerged victorious from a tense affair.
Jack Grealish bagged the one aim of the matchup 20 minutes from time, when the 23-year-old’s pinpoint left-footed strike discovered the underside nook of Lee Camp’s aim.
Nevertheless, whereas it was Grealish’s effort that determined the derby, it was one other incident involving the gifted midfielder which has since grabbed the headlines throughout England.
The second in query got here with simply 9 minutes on the clock, when a Birmingham fan emerged from the group onto to the pitch, earlier than extremely happening to punch Grealish within the jaw.
Birmingham fan sentenced
An investigation into the incident was subsequently opened final night time, with the supporter in query, Paul Mitchell, having appeared at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court docket earlier immediately.
As per the BBC, the 27-year-old went on to confess to ‘assault and encroachment on to the pitch’.
And affirmation of Mitchell’s punishment has this night been forthcoming on-line.
The Worcestershire-native has been sentenced to 14 weeks in jail.
As well as, Mitchell won’t be allowed to attend any soccer stadiums for the subsequent 10 years:
BREAKING: Fan who assaulted @AVFCOfficial‘s Jack Grealish sentenced to 14 weeks in jail and handed a 10-year banning order from all soccer stadiums. #SSN pic.twitter.com/7X7G5PZ9ta
— Sky Sports activities Information (@SkySportsNews) March 11, 2019
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