50p Coin Thrower Banned For 5 Years
Statement from AVFC:
A man was today banned from all football grounds for five years after admitting throwing a coin that hit a referee's assistant during the Premier League match against Portsmouth at Villa Park last October.
Villa spokesman Steve Tudgay said: 'We are pleased that this matter has reached a satisfactory conclusion through the courts.
'We will now consider whether to extend the duration of the ban from Villa Park as part of our constant review of safety and crowd control procedures and penalties.'
He's got off a bit lightly there for what was a stupid and cowardly act surely!?