Birmingham City have been fined #42,500 for an incident that saw a spectator attack Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish in March and run on the pitch.
Paul Mitchell of Rubery was sentenced to 14 weeks in prison for assaulting Aston Villa midfielder Grealish throughout the Second City derby.
Mitchell entered the field of drama and struck Grealish across the rear of the neck and head while his back was turned.
He was then dragged off the pitch after being taken to the players, as well as.
The FA said in a statement:”The club submitted it used due diligence but was found to have failed to ensure that its own spectator[s], and all persons purporting to be its supporters or followers, conducted themselves in an organized fashion and/or refrained from improper or violent behavior and/or refrained from encroaching onto the pitch area during the EFL Championship fixture against Aston Villa on 10 March 2019.”
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