Confirmation of the sentence handed to the Birmingham City supporter who assaulted Aston Villa star Jack Grealish has been forthcoming this evening.
Birmingham 0-1 Aston Villa
The latest edition of the Second City derby took place yesterday afternoon, as Birmingham welcomed Villa to St. Andrew’s for a Championship clash.
Ahead of kick-off, the historical rivals were separated by just 2 points in the league table, with the hosts having held the advantage.
But, when all was said and done at St. Andrew’s, it was Villa who emerged victorious from a tense affair.
Jack Grealish bagged the only goal of the matchup 20 minutes from time, when the 23-year-old’s pinpoint left-footed strike found the bottom corner of Lee Camp’s goal.
However, while it was Grealish’s effort that decided the derby, it was another incident involving the gifted midfielder which has since grabbed the headlines across England.
The moment in question came with just 9 minutes on the clock, when a Birmingham fan emerged from the crowd onto to the pitch, before incredibly going on to punch Grealish in the jaw.
Birmingham fan sentenced
An investigation into the incident was subsequently opened last night, with the supporter in question, Paul Mitchell, having appeared at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court earlier today.
As per the BBC, the 27-year-old went on to admit to ‘assault and encroachment on to the pitch’.
And confirmation of Mitchell’s punishment has this evening been forthcoming online.
The Worcestershire-native has been sentenced to 14 weeks in prison.
In addition, Mitchell will not be allowed to attend any football stadiums for the next 10 years:
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) March 11, 2019