Former Sunderland player James McClean has taken Newcastle fan Aaron Sean Dalton to court.

The 28 year old pleaded guilty to causing damage to the former Sunderland player’s black Maserati VRM.

Aaron Sean Dalton from Londonderry, pleaded guilty in the city’s magistrates’ court to causing £945 worth of damage to the car, incident taking place outside McClean’s family home on January 10.

Dalton also pleaded guilty to assaulting McClean’s father Patrick, who was looking after his son’s car, on the same date.

The District Judge was told that when McClean (senior) challenged Dalton about damaging his son’s car, Dalton ran at him and threw a punch, though Mr McClean senior sustained no injuries in the incident.

The Judge ordered Dalton, who wore a Newcastle United shirt to the court hearing, to pay James McClean (now playing for West Brom) compensation of £500 at the rate of £10 per fortnight.