Birmingham City fined over attack on Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish at St Andrew’s
Birmingham City have now been fined #42,500 for an incident which found a spectator run onto the pitch and assault Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish in March.
For attacking Aston Villa midfielder Grealish during the Second City derby on March 28, paul Mitchell, 27, of Rubery has been sentenced.
Mitchell entered the area of play and struck Grealish around the back of the head and neck while his back was turned.
He was then dragged off the pitch after being forced to the floor by a mix of Villa along with Birmingham players, as well as stewards who followed closely to the pitch.
The FA said in a statement:”The team filed it used due diligence but was found to have neglected to make certain that its own spectator[s], and all persons purporting to be its supporters or followers, conducted themselves in an orderly manner and/or refrained from improper or violent behavior and/or refrained from encroaching on the pitch area throughout the EFL Championship fixture from Aston Villa on 10 March 2019.”
More to follow…