4-yr ban for fan who hurled banana skin at black player

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A FOOT­BALL fan has been banned from go­ing to games for four years after throw­ing a banana skin at a black player in a “tar­geted ges­ture” with a “ra­cial el­e­ment”.

Tot­ten­ham fan Averof Pan­teli (above) ad­mit­ted hurl­ing the item onto the pitch at the Emi­rates Sta­dium after Arse­nal’s Gabon striker Pierre-Em­er­ick Aubameyang scored and cel­e­brated in front of Spurs’ sup­port­ers.

The van driver, 57, said he picked up and threw the dis­carded skin in a “spur of the mo­ment” ac­tion but de­nied there was any racist in­tent, High­bury Cor­ner Mag­is­trates’ Court heard.

Mag­is­trate Mervyn Man­dell said: “We find it was a tar­geted ges­ture to throw a banana skin after a goal was scored by a black player. We have in the cir­cum­stances found the ra­cial el­e­ment was there.”

Pan­teli, of Nor­wich, was handed a four-year foot­ball ban­ning or­der and fined £500 after plead­ing guilty to throw­ing a mis­sile. THE av­er­age Santa Claus on Christ­mas cards ap­pears to be two stone lighter than he was 10 years ago. POP­U­LAR: Geraint with his award and ( Re­becca with her boobs out TOUR de France win­ner Geraint Thomas has had the year of a life­time.

After win­ning the big race as well as the Cri­terium du Dauphine on his bike he topped it off by tak­ing home the BBC Sport’s Per­son­al­ity of the Year at the week­end.

But de­spite all that suc­cess, the high­light of 2018 had to be when he met big-boobed porn star Re­becca More!

Sky cy­clist Geraint, 32, posed for a snap with the 34F babe when they met in the Alps in June.

She was there with The Porn Ped­dallers’ Cy­cling Club – a char­ity team con­sist­ing of adult in­dus­try stars.

They raise money for the UK’s lead­ing HIV and sex­ual health char­ity the Ter­rence Higgins Trust.

And its mem­ber­ship boasts some of the UK’s big­gest porn stars, in­clud­ing Re­becca More, Frost, Louise Kay, Ava Austen, Lacey Starr, Luna Toxxxic, Sap­phire Blue as well as top studs Pas­cal White and Pe­ter Oh Tool.

They have an amaz­ing one mil­lion fol­low­ers on Twit­ter where they reg­u­larly post up­dates about their rides and char­ity events.

The club also used their so­cial me­dia pres­ence to cam­paign for Geraint Thomas to win the Sports Per­son­al­ity of the Year Award – help­ing him beat favourite Harry Kane and F1 star Lewis Hamil­ton.

A spokesman for the club said: “We had this inkling, we might be able to use our dirty so­cial fol­low­ing as a force for good. We had porn stars and cam babes chan­nelling the love all night to help him win the peo­ple’s vote and hit the G spot!”

Re­becca added: “Geraint was such a sweetie when we met.

“He’s so in­cred­i­bly tal­ented and has worked so hard to get where he is. He’s got a great per­son­al­ity as well as be­ing one of the best cy­clists in the world.

“He’s a bit of a hero of mine, and a real sport.”

You can do­nate to Porn Pedallers’ fundrais­ing ef­forts for Ter­rence Higgins Trust at: uk. vir­gin­money­giv­ing. com/ Team/PornPedaller­sTHT PHWOAR DE FRANCE: Geraint meets Re­becca

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