Everton fan jailed for 'toddler' incident against Lyon

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The Everton fan who got involved in the pitch-side melee during Everton's Europa League game with his young son in his arms has been handed an eight-week prison sentence.

Micheal Fitzpatrick was holding his three-year-old while aiming a punch at an opposition player during a scrum involving players from both teams following a challenge by Blues defender Ashley Williams on Lyon's goalkeeper, Anthony Lopes, last October.

Already barred from returning to Goodison Park for life, he has also been banned from football for six years.

Superintendent Dave Charnock, of Merseyside police, said: “The police will not tolerate the selfish and idiotic actions of a few attempting to spoil a game of football that the vast majority of people went along to enjoy.”

“Fitzpatrick will now will have a criminal record and the consequences of this in the future could be significant.”

Quotes sourced from The Guardian

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