Ekwall Tiwana defends Football hooligan who gets banned from every stadium in England and Wales

Tue, 18 Nov 2014

Three football hooligans have been spared jail after being involved in a mass brawl in Wolverhampton city centre.

Ryan Richardson, 31, Craig Green, 27, and Jordan Banks, 18, were involved in clashes with a group Leeds United fans where the disturbances brought traffic to a standstill.

CCTV footage shows brawls outside that lasted no longer than a minute, where all three were seen to ‘inviting a fight’.

Mr. Tiwana defending Green, from Dudley, said he drunk too much alcohol and added that: “Craig Green had a legitimate reason to be in Wolverhampton city centre to the day of his offence as he had attended the football match.

"He had drunk too much and was in the area where the Leeds supporters were and got himself involved and started gesturing towards them. To his shame he finds himself in court."

Richardson and Green pleaded guilty to the brawl while Banks was found guilty after a trial.

Craig Green was given a nine-month sentence suspended for two years and must also carry out 250 hours of unpaid work.

All three were given a football banning order which prevents them from entering football grounds in England and Wales for the next four years,

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