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