A notorious hooligan, who has been banned from every ground in the United Kingdom, was reportedly spotted at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium during their recent match against Wolves, according to a report in the Daily Mail.
31-year-old Wolverhampton Wanderers ‘fan’, Christian ‘Denny’ Denton, previously featured in a BBC3 documentary series Football Fight Club in 2015.
Denton, who was reportedly one of the main faces of the Wolves Youth hooligan crew, received a banning order in 2015 after he was convicted of causing criminal damage to a train.
The order meant that he was banned from entering any town or city in which either Wolves or any other English football teams were playing three hours before and after the match.
However, Denton was spotted in the corporate section at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium earlier this month as he saw his side overcome the Lilywhites 3-2.
He has since admitted that he did attend the game when appearing at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court.
The prosecutor of the case, Adeal Mahmood, is quoted as saying: “Police were informed a male sitting in a corporate area shouldn’t be there and was subject to a five-year banning order.
“At 3.30pm, security staff were instructed to close the exits at Block 241, where the defendant Christian Denton was seated in row 1.
“Stadium staff told the defendant that he was identified as being banned, which he admitted. Officers escorted him to the bar area and arrested him on breach of a court order.”
Meanwhile Robert Perkins, in mitigation, revealed that Denton had wrongly assumed that the banning order had expired and attended the match with a friend who happened to be a Spurs fan in the corporate area.
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