Running on the Pitch and Punching a Player (from Behind)

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Free beer in Blues land forever ?
 

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Let's be honest our justice system is a joke... They're more concerned with rehabilitating people than handing out punishments.
A policeman I know told me a chap was in court for assaulting him(albeit not seriously) and got a fifty pound fine... you get more for parking ticket!
No discipline, no respect and no deterent these days and until that changes things will only get worse.

Spot on.
 
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Well undelayed justice is this case. Sentencing in 45 minutes
 

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Well undelayed justice is this case. Sentencing in 45 minutes

The sentence will probably be 45 minutes! Enough for a quick game of keplunk with the in mates and a go on spice before he's out
 

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Free beer in Blues land forever ?

The problem for me is that whatever sentence he gets he's now high profile and will no doubt become a celebrity and wealthy off the back of it. Jason Marriner was working class and a tyre fitter from Hanworth who is now absolutely minted without working again since he found fame! He's flown and chauffeured around the country and paid thousands of £s per appearance as an after diner at gentlemans nights as well as an ambassador for Linekers bars across Europe where he gets wined and dined and paid for standing around in the VIP suite while would be Danny Dyers tell him their tall tales and have their selfie with him.
Sadly I fear this low life, no mark will no doubt probably enjoy the same rewards
 

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I guess my plans to run on and boot Mitrovic up the arse next season will have to be shelved for a bit.
 

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Jailed for 14 weeks.

Been ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £150 and also been ordered to pay £100 compensation to Jack Grealish.

To be honest, I think that's about right.
 

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In other news but related ( Sorry link wouldn’t work )

A 30-year-old man from Chertsey has been charged following an incident at Arsenal's home games against Manchester United on Sunday (March 10).

Metropolitan Police says Gary Cooper, of Styventon Place, has been charged with common assault and going on to the playing area.
 

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In other news but related ( Sorry link wouldn’t work )

A 30-year-old man from Chertsey has been charged following an incident at Arsenal's home games against Manchester United on Sunday (March 10).

Metropolitan Police says Gary Cooper, of Styventon Place, has been charged with common assault and going on to the playing area.

From Chertsey��says it all
 

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14 weeks. What a joke.
Should give comfort to anyone else considering doing it in future.
 

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14 weeks. What a joke.
Should give comfort to anyone else considering doing it in future.

It's probably about right... If the clown actually did any proper harm to grealish it would have been worse but luckily for him he can't punch.

Just seen he resides in cock hill lane... Brilliant
 
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14 weeks. What a joke.
Should give comfort to anyone else considering doing it in future.

He's got a criminal record, why keep him at the taxpayer's expense for longer? The upside for him is that he's banned from attending any football matches in the UK for 10 years, so won't have to watch that **** club he claims to support.
 

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He's got a criminal record, why keep him at the taxpayer's expense for longer? The upside for him is that he's banned from attending any football matches in the UK for 10 years, so won't have to watch that **** club he claims to support.

All football fans should have a 10 year sentence from watching the dross that is Birmingham City.
 

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It's probably about right... If the clown actually did any proper harm to grealish it would have been worse but luckily for him he can't punch.

Failing to do material damage should be zero factor in my book (he intended to and that's all that matters imo).

He's got a criminal record, why keep him at the taxpayer's expense for longer? The upside for him is that he's banned from attending any football matches in the UK for 10 years, so won't have to watch that **** club he claims to support.

Don't give a monkeys about the criminal record. Expense should never be a factor either (and is one of the many things wrong with our system). Our justice system sends out all the wrong messages and we see more crimes as a result. Paltry punishments just result in encouragement to the nefarious across society. He can be out in time for the next match to have another go and punch him in the face again (although he'll probably have been sold by then - Grealish that is :tongue:).
 
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Got off lightly IMO.

So what if he’s held somewhere at the tax payers expense?

He’ll be out in 7 weeks. He’ll also get in to the odd ground here and there to watch.

Waste of time.
 

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you Can get banned for three years for shouting at oppo fans at Brentford for not even swearing ???
 

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Don't give a monkeys about the criminal record. Expense should never be a factor either (and is one of the many things wrong with our system)
Blimey, you've gone all Daily Mail on us!
 

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Not really , hes spot on. No outside factors should deter from proper sentencing.

I don't like to cause outrage, but if that had just happened on the street, and not on the pitch at a football game, what would the reaction have been? What would the sentence have been then? (Not condoning it in any way, shape or form BTW, just interested to know really) (Oh and I also don't disagree that outside factors like taxpayers money should deter from sentencing, just a bit of a general thought)
 

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I don't like to cause outrage, but if that had just happened on the street, and not on the pitch at a football game, what would the reaction have been? What would the sentence have been then? (Not condoning it in any way, shape or form BTW, just interested to know really) (Oh and I also don't disagree that outside factors like taxpayers money should deter from sentencing, just a bit of a general thought)

I was just saying this earlier... Probably very little... When are we gonna get a decent leader in this country who will start doing what's right to protect law abiding citizens.
 

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Legal team said he was not a member of any hooligan group.
Was wearing a Zulu jacket on the day!
 

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Jailed for 14 weeks.

Been ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £150 and also been ordered to pay £100 compensation to Jack Grealish.

To be honest, I think that's about right.

He won't serve 14 weeks so thats a load of b***ocks.

Peterboroughs MP got 14 weeks for perverting the course of justice and served 4 and is still MP for Peterborough (for now).

There have been 3 incidents of fans running onto the pitch in the last week. If you're going to stop this happening, you have to have a proper deterrent. minimum 6 months and serve the full sentence.
 

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He won't serve 14 weeks so thats a load of b***ocks.

Peterboroughs MP got 14 weeks for perverting the course of justice and served 4 and is still MP for Peterborough (for now).

There have been 3 incidents of fans running onto the pitch in the last week. If you're going to stop this happening, you have to have a proper deterrent. minimum 6 months and serve the full sentence.

No, becuase it encourages harsher sentences on football fans than members of the public would get on Saturday nights out at thier local for a similar offence.

It’s happened ever since football was invented - a Brentford fan punched the jaw of a Charlton player on the pitch in 1921 (!) - so any thought of longer sentences as a deterrent is also b***ocks.

Prison time, a criminal record and the knowledge he’s got to keep his head down in his own city due to potentially bumping into Villa fans is enough of a punishment to be getting on with.
 

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He won't serve 14 weeks so thats a load of b***ocks.

Peterboroughs MP got 14 weeks for perverting the course of justice and served 4 and is still MP for Peterborough (for now).

There have been 3 incidents of fans running onto the pitch in the last week. If you're going to stop this happening, you have to have a proper deterrent. minimum 6 months and serve the full sentence.

Agree that sentence needs to be longer. My concern is that the authorities will not respond harder until a serious injury is the outcome. Lucky he did not have a knife. The other concern for me as raised by Dean Smith was the cheering and clapping provided by hundreds/thousands of Brum supporters. Nothing you can do about that, just the world we live in I guess.
 

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No, becuase it encourages harsher sentences on football fans than members of the public would get on Saturday nights out at thier local for a similar offence.

Whats the point of giving a 14 week sentence when they will serve half that?

The current sentencing is clearly not a deterrent. There have been 3 instances in a week.

How are you going to stop it?
 

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I'm surprised (but pleased) he got a custodial sentence at all. Others have already made the point I would have about an example being made of him, compared to hundreds of similar incidents to this in the UK every day that don't result in a similar punishment.

What I would add is this all starts when they are small. I've seen it at GP (although thankfully rarely) where a 6 year old is giving players all the mouth with language which would make a docker blush, all under the watchful and approving eye of the father. By the time the feral youngsters become feral adults (and I believe this chap has a family) they really believe they have a right to do whatever they want and are untouchable. They go through life with absolutely no respect of any authority or anyone else's feeling but their own. And this yob typifies that. Did what he wanted, no remorse (quite the reverse as he blew kisses) and will no doubt carry on being a selfish yob as he continues his pointless life.
 

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Apparantly the sentence was the harshest possible from the judge for the offence he was charged with
 

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I'm surprised (but pleased) he got a custodial sentence at all. Others have already made the point I would have about an example being made of him, compared to hundreds of similar incidents to this in the UK every day that don't result in a similar punishment.

What I would add is this all starts when they are small. I've seen it at GP (although thankfully rarely) where a 6 year old is giving players all the mouth with language which would make a docker blush, all under the watchful and approving eye of the father. By the time the feral youngsters become feral adults (and I believe this chap has a family) they really believe they have a right to do whatever they want and are untouchable. They go through life with absolutely no respect of any authority or anyone else's feeling but their own. And this yob typifies that. Did what he wanted, no remorse (quite the reverse as he blew kisses) and will no doubt carry on being a selfish yob as he continues his pointless life.

While no doubt with various media companies paying him vast sums of money to offer his opinion on life as well as reality TV shows clamouring to get him tied to a contract.
 

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He's got a criminal record, why keep him at the taxpayer's expense for longer? The upside for him is that he's banned from attending any football matches in the UK for 10 years, so won't have to watch that **** club he claims to support.
If he has a job, a spell in prison may mean he gets the sack. Ramifications long after a 14 week sentence.
 

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Whilst we should not condone these actions, similar incidences happen every Friday night or Saturday night to many people working in the public interface. If your a busy bus driver or train guard or a minicab driver or even a doctor/nurse or Police or security officer this may/probably have already happened to you its no really different but does not make it right. Playing professional football is probably the least most dangerous occupation with the highest possible rewards.
 
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Poor bloke. Shouldn't have even been ejected him from the match. More sanitisation of football. Health and safety gone mad.
 

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Poor bloke. Shouldn't have even been ejected him from the match. More sanitisation of football. Health and safety gone mad.

Absolutely not what I was saying above. Of couse the offender should be dealt with appropriately, but you need to put things into the wider context, but yes it should Not happen to a professional footballer or any any else either. I do not think not any any one mentioned H&S. Its a bit like saying half a million people who attend games evey weeknow are ALL violent criminal.
Ffs.
 
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Absolutely not what I was saying above. Of couse the offender should be dealt with appropriately, but you need to put things into the wider context, but yes it should Not happen to a professional footballer or any any else either. I do not think not any any one mentioned H&S. Its a bit like saying half a million people who attend games evey weeknow are ALL violent criminal.
Ffs.

lol whoosh
 

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Trust me ISB was not digging you out my friend!!

Sorry!. I was reading the Daily Mail earlier, there's a particular article from a well known journIist about how low can football go.... and even tries to compare it to knife crime satistics.
 

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Hopefully the idiot who sent probably the sickest tweet I’ve ever read to Grealish after the game will get a knock from the police as well.
 
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