Foul-mouthed hooli­gan blasted for run­ning onto pitch

Paisley Daily Express - - It’s Back To The Classroom For Mums And Dads - Ron Moore

A yob who in­vaded the pitch dur­ing a foot­ball game has been blasted by a sher­iff.

Sean Don­nelly, 24, lost the plot and ran into the field of play dur­ing an am­a­teur match at the King Ge­orge V pitches in Ren­frew.

Pais­ley Sher­iff Court heard that Don­nelly, of Dalskeith Road, in Fer­gus­lie Park, shouted, swore and be­haved ag­gres­sively dur­ing the game on April 20 last year.

Yes­ter­day, the lout ap­peared for sen­tenc­ing for the of­fence, as well as to ad­mit breaches of a cur­few or­der where he was out­side his bail ad­dress when po­lice vis­ited the prop­erty on July 6.

Fis­cal de­pute Frank Clarke said: “When he was not present at the bail ad­dress when po­lice called, he was con­tacted and spoke to po­lice on the phone about why he was not on the premises.

“It was ex­plained that the ac­cused ‘was at a bird’s house’ in­volv­ing the visit to a young child. He ex­plained he would be re­turn­ing to the ad­dress in 20 min­utes.”

De­fence agent James Ar­rol said: “My client ac­cepts that is his po­si­tion. He had gone to the house at his girlfriend’s re­quest. It was an emer­gency in­volv­ing a young child.

“He spoke to the po­lice and came back straight away. He ad­mits the breach.”

Don­nelly was also pun­ished for shout­ing, swear­ing and act­ing in an ag­gres­sive man­ner at the King Ge­orge V foot­ball pitches, Broad­loan, Ren­frew.

Sher­iff Colin Pet­ti­grew said: “This was breach of the peace at a foot­ball park and many Scot­tish males get ex­cited at the foot­ball and shout out. But they don’t en­ter the field of play, shout­ing, swear­ing and act­ing ag­gres­sively.”

He said Don­nelly had a “che­quered past”, but was pre­pared to deal with the crimes by way of a com­mu­nity- based sen­tence.

Don­nelly was given a Com­mu­nity Pay­back Or­der last­ing six months, in which he will un­dergo 110 hours of un­paid work.

It was ex­plained that the ac­cused ‘was at a bird’s house’ in­volv­ing the visit to a young child

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