GRANDAD WAVED HIS WILLY AT SPURS FANS
…FOR 10 SECONDS!
A RESPECTED grandad exposed himself at rival fans during a moment of “sheer stupidity” at Wembley Stadium.
Lifelong Newcastle United fan Keith Steinmetz, who has never been in trouble before, travelled to the capital to see his team play Tottenham on May 9 this year.
After being verbally abused by opposing fans, the 57-year-old grandfather-of-two decided to drop his trousers and “shake his penis” at his taunters for “five to ten seconds”, a court heard. Arrested
However, the stunt backfired as Steinmetz was seen by a number of witnesses and security staff. He was detained and arrested.
Now Steinmetz, of Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, is facing being given a football banning order after he pleaded guilty to one count of exposure and a pubic order offence during a hearing at North Tyneside Magistrates’ Court.
Prosecutor Lorna Rimell said Steinmetz had been supporting his team at the Premier League match, which had an evening kick-off, at Wembley.
She added: “At 9.15pm, during the match, the defendant was seen to expose his penis by a number of witnesses, including home and away supporters and security staff.
“He’s described as pulling down his trousers, holding his penis and shaking it towards the Tottenham fans.
“He had his penis out for about five to ten seconds.”
Steinmetz, who had drunk between six and seven pints of lager, was immediately detained by security staff until the police arrived and he was arrested.
During interview, he was extremely remorseful and “at a loss” as to why he’d behaved in such a way, the court heard.
Mark Harrison, defending, said Steinmetz was a respected man, both in his domestic and professional life.
And he said Steinmetz had exposed himself “in a moment of sheer stupidity” because of taunts from the Tottenham fans.
The solicitor added: “To use the term ‘excruciating’ would be an understatement about how he feels about these proceedings.
“He describes himself as gutted, disappointed, embarrassed and angry.
“He’s a professional person who’s got a highly responsible job, which he faces losing.”
Magistrates gave Steinmetz a six-month community order and fined him £600.
Steinmetz will return to court at a future date when it will decided if he will be given a football banning order.
Newcastle lost the match 1-0.
ANGRY: Steinmetz reacted to taunts from fans
EXPOSURE: Wembley stadium