A Sunderland fan has been given a three year ban from football after having a ‘bar room brawl’ with Coventry City supporters last season.
It all happened in The Wheatsheaf, police were forced to enter the venue that is two minutes away from the Stadium of Light, which widely welcomes away fans before every match and often has entertainment for children.
Some stating that the bar was targeted for trouble and that it is alleged the Sky Blues fans started it out of nothing, others claim it was in revenge for the scuffling Mackems fans caused back in September 2018 as can be seen HERE.
The fight broke out apparently with kids inside the pub, see the footage that went viral below…
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The 21 year old named Declan Welch from Bink Moss in Washington, admitted a charge of threatening behaviour with intent to cause fear of violence at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court.
Prosecutor Rachael Glover said: “He makes two punches towards another man in the bar.
“He said that he went in for a pint and it started kicking off and he squared up to someone.”
District Judge Kate Meek said: “You deliberately involved yourself in that altercation when you did not need to. Twice, actually.
“Going toe to toe with people when various people are trying to persuade you to move on.”
Welch, who had been going to matches since he was 10, was given a three year football banning order, a community order, unpaid work, pay costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £85.
He also has to stay away from matchday pubs and the surrounding area.
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