A true hooligan, who ran onto the field during the match of the europa league of the PSV Eindhoven against him Seville and hit the goalkeeper of the Spanish club in the faceHe was sentenced to two months in prison.
The 20-year-old, who was identified as Dylano K. in accordance with Dutch privacy guidelines, was found guilty of assaulting the doorman Marko Dmitrovic and breaching a stadium ban imposed by the national football federation KNVB. The local authorities had also prohibited him from entering the stadium area of the PSV.
Prosecutors said last month that he had two prior convictions for soccer-related offenses and was under the influence of alcohol when he ran onto the field late in the game on February 23 and punched Dmitrovic. The goalkeeper was not injured and knocked the hooligan to the ground before the stewards carried him off the pitch.
The Uefa opened a disciplinary case against the PSV following the pitch invasion and the club is likely to be sanctioned by the European football governing body.
The pseudo-fan managed to get into the Philips Stadium using a ticket bought by a friend, the East Brabant District Court said in a statement.
“The suspect not only violated a stadium and area ban, but also entered the field intoxicated to assault a football player,” the court said. “This is completely disrespectful to the victim, the football clubs and all true supporters of the game. PSV. In addition, the suspect was convicted twice in 2021 for football-related crimes.
In addition to two months behind bars, the man was sentenced to one more month in prison that he would have to serve if he reoffends. In passing the sentence, the judge took into account the fact that K. was fired from his job after the incident and expelled from his supporters club.
In a post-incident statement, the general manager of the PSVMarcel Brands condemned the hooligan and said the club would discuss how best to enforce the stadium bans.
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