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Court verdict on Newcastle fan who tackled Mitrovic after derby goal

5 years ago

When Aleksandar Mitrovic scored with seven minutes remaining against Sunderland, a number of things happened.

Around 95% of the crowd celebrated, Mitrovic stripped his shirt off, then as he ran away to enjoy the moment…out of nowhere a Newcastle supporter appeared and slide tackled him to the ground.

The Newcastle fan in question who ran onto the pitch and then slipped as he ran towards Mitrovic, has now been up in court.

John West of Durham pleaded guilty earlier today at Newcastle Magistrates’ Court to encroaching onto the playing area.

The 35 year old supporter was fined £240, with £85 in costs.

John West will return in May to hear whether or not he will be given a football banning order – in the meantime there is an interim order in place preventing him attending any games until the court makes that decision.


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