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.