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Jail for fan who punched player

  • AP, Thursday, February 17, 2011 2:24 PM

Robert Fitzgerald, the fan who ran onto the field and decked Stevenage defender Scott Laird with a right hook after Stevenage's 3-1 win over Newcastle in a televised FA Cup third-round game in January faces 12 weeks in jail and is banned from attending soccer games in England and Wales for six years.

Fitzgerald targeted Laird because the player previously had a relationship with the 24-year-old fan's current girlfriend.

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