Eng­land star broke ri­val’s nose on pitch

Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - NEWS - BY ANDY RICHARD­SON

A STAR of Eng­land’s par­tially sighted foot­ball team was spared jail yes­ter­day for punch­ing a ri­val player and break­ing his nose. Sean Briscoe had to get mar­ried wear­ing a nose brace af­ter John Mc­dougall at­tacked him on the pitch in Fe­bru­ary last year. Mc­dougall, 29, was play­ing for Birm­ing­ham Sports against North West Scor­pi­ons at Birm­ing­ham Fut­sal Arena when they clashed. Ian Win­dridge, pros­e­cut­ing, told Birm­ing­ham crown court: “It has been very trau­matic. He was left to at­tend his big day with a nose brace. It greatly af­fected his self-es­teem.” Mc­dougall, of Shel­don, ad­mit­ted as­sault oc­ca­sion­ing ABH. He was given an 18-month pro­ba­tion or­der. The Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion has also banned him.

AS­SAULT John Mc­dougall

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