Football fan banned from Peterborough United matches

Peterborough United's London Road ground. EMN-140408-192908009
Peterborough United's London Road ground. EMN-140408-192908009
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A football fan has been issued a three-year banning order after being convicted of anti-social and disorderly behaviour.

Nathan Alexander (21) of Morgan Close in Yaxley, who chose not to appear at Peterborough Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Wednesday, September 16), had the order issued in his absence.

The order prevents him from attending any Peterborough United home or away games, as well as any other football matches within the UK.

For England’s international games he must surrender his passport and will not be allowed to attend Euro 2016.

PC Mark Wood said: “Alexander’s conviction follows a number of incidents of anti-social and disorderly conduct while attending football games over the last two years.

“There were several incidents where he had attempted to instigate disorder with genuine opposition fans who were leaving the stadium after a game.

“We will not tolerate this kind of behaviour and will seek to remove any individuals who seek to cause disruption from the football scene.

“I hope this acts as a clear message to the minority of fans who, sadly, spoil what should be an enjoyable atmosphere for others.”