Wednesday 13 December 2017

Video: Leeds fan jailed for attack on goalkeeper

LEEDS fan Aaron Cawley has been jailed for 16 weeks for attacking Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Chris Kirkland during last Friday night's ill-tempered Yorkshire derby at Hillsborough.

The court heard that Cawley had been the subject of two previous football banning orders, which he had breached four times.

Cawley told police he was so drunk he could not remember the incident. He told officers he had drunk a number of cans of Stella Artois lager followed by three-quarters of a litre of vodka -- all before he got to Sheffield by train. Once in Sheffield, he had a further seven to 10 pints of cider.

In addition to his jail sentence, Cawley was banned from football for six years. He must remain at least one mile away from any stadium where Leeds are playing.

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