Fan Receives Stadium Ban & Jail Sentence After Grealish Assault
The Birmingham Metropolis fan who ran on to the sphere to assault Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish has been sentenced to 14 weeks in jail following the incident.
Grealish was assaulted from behind by Paul Mitchell, who evaded stewards to run on to the pitch in the course of the Second Metropolis derby at St Andrew’s on Sunday.
The 27-year previous pleaded responsible to coming into the sphere of play and attacking the Villa captain which has seen him sentenced to 14 weeks in jail.
Mitchell additionally obtained a 10-year ban from all soccer stadiums in addition to a £350 nice, £100 of which should be paid to Grealish as compensation for the assault.
The Aston Villa captain confirmed great restraint following the incident of their win over Birmingham Metropolis and didn’t react as a lot of gamers jumped to his defence.
Grealish then went on to attain the winner in a second of poetic justice throughout a recreation through which he was the stand-out participant.
Aston Villa, The EFL and Birmingham Metropolis all condemned the act of violence with the house aspect outlining that the fan could be banned from their stadium for all times
“What occurred has no place in soccer or society. Jack is a Birmingham lad and no matter membership allegiance shouldn’t have been subjected to this – there are not any excuses.”
The incident will proceed to be mentioned and dissected within the coming days by many within the footballing world and begs the query, ought to extra be executed to guard the security of gamers on the sphere?
Had the fan in query been carrying a knife or another hid weapon or had he even caught Grealish cleanly, there’s no telling how dire the implications may have been.
On the sphere Villa edge ever nearer to sneaking into the playoff image and with Grealish in kind, it will be silly to wager in opposition to them.