Caution for man who invaded pitch during Albion v Sheffield Wednesday

Stewards deal with the pitch invader

Stewards deal with the pitch invader

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A Sheffield Wednesday fan who ran on to the pitch during Saturday’s season opener has been given a caution.

The 20-year-old ran from the away end after the final whistle following his team’s one-nil win over Brighton and Hove Albion.

He was tackled by five stewards and escorted off the pitch at the American Express Community Stadium. A Sussex Police spokesman said the man, from Pontefract, was arrested on suspicion of going on to the playing area at a football match.

He added: “He was taken into custody at Brighton and later cautioned for the offence before being released just after 6.30pm.” Ten-man Albion lost to Wednesday after Andrew Crofts was sent off and Giles Coke scored the winner.

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