Leicester Mercury

Footballer­s fined


POLICE fined 12 members of a football team who were drinking in a Wetherspoo­n pub and claimed to be from the same household, a force said.

The team was drinking in the pub in South Shields on Sunday night when a staff member saw they were wearing football kit under their jackets and challenged them, the pub chain said.

Northumbri­a Police said officers issued the group with fines. The group was fined £200 each, which will be halved if it is paid within a fortnight.

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