Football fan escapes banning order after pitch invasion at Sheffield Wednesday game

A pitch-invader who ran onto the playing surface during Sheffield Wednesday’s away game at Rotherham United has escaped a football banning order.

Wednesday, 6th March 2019, 3:31 pm
Updated Wednesday, 6th March 2019, 3:37 pm
Sheffield Magistrates Court.
Sheffield Magistrates Court.

Clive Evans, aged 24, of Hill Top Lane, Kimberworth, ran onto the pitch at the New York stadium on Saturday, February 16, the day the Owls drew 2-2 with Rotherham United.

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At Sheffield Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Tuesday, March 5), Evans was given 12-month conditional discharge after admitting an offence of going onto the playing area at a football match, an offence under the Football (Offences) Act 1991.

Sheffield Magistrates Court.

Evans, who also pleaded guilty to a charge of threatening behaviour on the same date, was ordered to pay £85 costs but escaped a football banning order.