Dutch football club PSV Eindhoven has imposed a 40-year stadium ban on a fan who invaded the pitch and attacked an opposition player.
During PSV’s Europa League home leg against Sevilla in February, a spectator ran on the field and punched the Spanish club’s goalkeeper Marko Dmitrović.
Footage showed the supporter walking up to Dmitrović and throwing a punch at his head, before being quickly pinned down by the 6-foot-4-inch Serbian keeper and then escorted from the pitch by security personnel.
“The pitch invader is currently serving a three-month sentence with one month suspended imposed by the East Brabant District Court.
“He is also barred from the area around the stadium for two years.”
Sevilla lost the game 2-0 but won the tie 3-2 on aggregate to advance to the round of 16. The Spanish club then defeated Fenerbahçe and will now face Manchester United in the quarterfinals.