Streaker banned from football grounds

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A streaker who ran onto the pitch at the Amex has been banned from all football grounds for three years.

Craig Knight, 20, of Goldstone Villas, Hove, took off his clothes during an England under-19 match against Denmark at the American Express Community Stadium on November 10.

There were 16,000 supporters in the ground, including thousands of children on school trips.

Police said Brighton and Hove Albion had banned Knight from the Amex until 2021.

Knight admitted public nuisance by indecent exposure and invading the pitch at Brighton Magistrates’ Court yesterday (January 4).

He also admitted obstructing a police officer in Brighton on September 23.

As well as being banned from all grounds in England and Wales, he was sentenced to 12 months’ probation and told he must do 100 hours of unpaid work.

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7:18pm Thu 5 Jan 12

mcsofa says...

I think that's rather harsh. We all though him to be quite funny at the time.
I think that's rather harsh. We all though him to be quite funny at the time. mcsofa
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7:27pm Thu 5 Jan 12

Rita Snatch says...

mcsofa wrote:
I think that's rather harsh. We all though him to be quite funny at the time.
People go to 'strip joints' if they want to see nude bodies as a form of entertainment; they go to football matches if they want to watch football.

Match tickets would be so much cheaper if security enforcement measures were not required - anti-social behaviour is called 'anti- social' for a reason.
[quote][p][bold]mcsofa[/bold] wrote: I think that's rather harsh. We all though him to be quite funny at the time.[/p][/quote]People go to 'strip joints' if they want to see nude bodies as a form of entertainment; they go to football matches if they want to watch football. Match tickets would be so much cheaper if security enforcement measures were not required - anti-social behaviour is called 'anti- social' for a reason. Rita Snatch
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7:32pm Thu 5 Jan 12

Safeway says...

mcsofa wrote:
I think that's rather harsh. We all though him to be quite funny at the time.
I'll admit to chuckling myself, but my 11 year old nephew said it ruined the whole evening for him so maybe the sentence is fair enough.
[quote][p][bold]mcsofa[/bold] wrote: I think that's rather harsh. We all though him to be quite funny at the time.[/p][/quote]I'll admit to chuckling myself, but my 11 year old nephew said it ruined the whole evening for him so maybe the sentence is fair enough. Safeway
  • Score: -1

8:26pm Thu 5 Jan 12

monkeymoo says...

....And yet a man who threatens other fans with "throat cutting" gestures is let off?

Oh well.....at least he will feel better off when the Seagulls are back in league 1.
....And yet a man who threatens other fans with "throat cutting" gestures is let off? Oh well.....at least he will feel better off when the Seagulls are back in league 1. monkeymoo
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9:42pm Thu 5 Jan 12

Hovite says...

monkeymoo wrote:
....And yet a man who threatens other fans with "throat cutting" gestures is let off?

Oh well.....at least he will feel better off when the Seagulls are back in league 1.
Yeah I see that story, it really doesn't make sense.
[quote][p][bold]monkeymoo[/bold] wrote: ....And yet a man who threatens other fans with "throat cutting" gestures is let off? Oh well.....at least he will feel better off when the Seagulls are back in league 1.[/p][/quote]Yeah I see that story, it really doesn't make sense. Hovite
  • Score: 1

9:46pm Thu 5 Jan 12

micklin says...

monkeymoo wrote:
....And yet a man who threatens other fans with "throat cutting" gestures is let off? Oh well.....at least he will feel better off when the Seagulls are back in league 1.
can you explain why he will fell better off when the seagulls are back in league 1
[quote][p][bold]monkeymoo[/bold] wrote: ....And yet a man who threatens other fans with "throat cutting" gestures is let off? Oh well.....at least he will feel better off when the Seagulls are back in league 1.[/p][/quote]can you explain why he will fell better off when the seagulls are back in league 1 micklin
  • Score: 0

7:46am Fri 6 Jan 12

John Steed says...

"dont look ethel" now if he had been an erika hmmmmm dont think it would had ended up in court
"dont look ethel" now if he had been an erika hmmmmm dont think it would had ended up in court John Steed
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