approx 27,000 people were Sunday afternoon, witnesses to an assault in lokalbraget between the football clubs Birmingham and Aston Villa.
12 minutes into the match was Aston Villa player Jack Grealish hit from behind by Birmingham-follower Paul Mitchell, which had run onto the pitch to hit Grealish.
Now he declares himself guilty in the attack at a courtroom in Birmingham, writes the news agency AP.
the attack cost him, according to Sky Sports, 14 weeks ' prison.
in Addition, he must pay what corresponds to 3,000 kroner in court costs and $ 900 in compensation to the victim Jack Grealish. Paul Mitchell can look forward to a quarantine from all English football grounds in ten years.
According to mitchell's defense attorney, Vauhn Whistance, had the concerned football fan felt compelled to leave home together with the family 'of fear to get hurt or even die' after which was written more comments directed to Mitchell on social media.
Grealish played on after the attack and ended up being the match winner when he scored to 1-0 midway in the second half.
- There are rivalries in football, but I think it kind of belongs in football, says Grealish to Sky Sports, adding:
- I just tried to do my work, and I believe that I did. It was the best day of my life. To come here for the first time as Villa captain and score sejrsmålet was a dream that came true.
Overfaldsmanden've got a banned for life from getting in the stadium. Photo: Carl Recine/Ritzau
Birmingham has apologized the incident.
- We regret his or her behavior and will make sure that he will be excluded from St. Andrew's (Birmingham stadium, red.) for the rest of his life.
- What happened, have no place in football or in society. Jack is a boy from Birmingham, and regardless of the sense of belonging to the club, he should not have been exposed to it, write the club in a statement.
the Match was played in the Championship, which is the second-best superliga, England.
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