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Manchester City fan banned after coin-throwing incident at Sunderland match

Connor Wickham slams home his second goal at Manchester City

Connor Wickham slams home his second goal at Manchester City

A DEVOTED Manchester City fan has been banned from matches after throwing a coin at Sunderland supporters.

Jordan Roscoe was given a three-year soccer ban by magistrates after the incident at the Etihad on April 16.

Roscoe, 19, hurled the 20 pence piece after Sunderland scored.

Barry Cuttle, defending, said: “It was a moment of utter madness which he deeply regrets.”

Roscoe, of Consort Close, Bollington, was also fined £110 with £85 costs and £20 surcharge.

He pleaded guilty to throwing a missile onto the pitch.

Mr Cuttle said Roscoe had retaliated after away fans had been throwing coins.

He said: “Roscoe has been a City fan all his life through thick and thin – mostly thin.

“It’s a very sad situation.”

Prosecutor Tess Kenyon said several stewards spotted Roscoe throwing the coin. He refused to comment when interviewed by the police.

 
 
 

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