Football pitch invader jailed

 

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A football fan was jailed for eight months for running on to the pitch during a "poisonous" encounter between Hearts and Celtic in Edinburgh in May.

John Wilson, 26, was acquitted by a jury of a sectarian assault on Celtic manager Neil Lennon. But sentencing him for breach of the peace, Sheriff Fiona Reith said: "This behaviour will not be tolerated." He was given a five-year match ban.