I can remember many years ago when we played a league game up at Scarborough on a Saturday. There couldn't have been more than say 100 to 150 Swans fans behind the goals. Tony Bird I think it was scored for us in the first couple of minutes. One fan ran on to the pitch from our stand and was immediately man handled away by stewards...he wasn't looking for their fans or players. it was the excitement of the moment...He was ejected....he had come up all the way from Portsmouth and had to return to Scarborough for his court case too. The moral of the story is not too go on the pitch at any time.
Does this only apply to away matches or is it an offence for him to step into the City and County of Swansea when the Swans are playing at home (ie roughly every other Saturday)? Seems a tad excessive for someone living in BF
rubbish. everyone knows you cannot go on the pitch. everyone knows the punishment.its the same for all sport now, even cricket.And you can't use the defence that he didn't hit anyone, because he didn't get the opportunity to. that gives a defence to any moron who gets on the pitch, and there needs to be a deterrent.it's a big lesson of don't get smashed off your chops and loose control. better a ban and learn the dangers of alcohol than do something more stupid resulting in physical harm to himself or others.
Personally I thought the guy got what he deserved and the punishment was obviously severe to deter other idiots from doing the same.BUT the bit about him being prohibited from "Going to any town or city where Swansea City or Wales are playing;" - effectively meaning he'd have to hand his passport in (assuming he has one) - is a bit excessive IMO.