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Rotherham Fan Banned From All Football Ground For Hugging Goalkeeper

by | 15th, November 2010

ROTHERHAM fan Nikki John Lomas, 28, is herby banned from watching live football at an English or Welsh ground for three year banning order by Hyndburn magistrates after hugging Accrington Stanley goalkeeper Ian Dunbavin.

With the scores 2-1 in Accrington’s favour, Rotherham strike an equaliser. The League Two match of October 16 is entering the last moments.

Lomas enters the fray. He’s on the pitch. It’s not all over. Not yet. Rotherham will score again and win the day.

Accrington’s ground safety manager Mick Schultz sees Lomas. Says he:

“They scored and the fan grabbed hold of Ian Dunbavin to give him a hug. It’s an arrestable offence to go on the field of play and touching the player is classed as an assault.”

Rio Ferdinand and Carlos Tevez may well blush.

Commercial manager Martin Edmundson is hard on hugging:

“We are building a new control tower overlooking the away stand which will be intimidating. But no matter where it is in the stadium, the entire ground is well covered by CCTV and well manned by stewards.”

Huggers will be prosecuted. Lomas was fined £100 for going on to the pitch, £50 for the assault and told to pay £100 costs.

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Posted: 15th, November 2010 | In: Sports Comment | TrackBack | Permalink