Friday, April 12, 2013
Fan who threw banana at Bale is given three-year ban
An Arsenal fan who threw a banana at Tottenham star Gareth Bale was today banned from attending football matches for three years.
Thomas Flint, 23, of Brantwood Gardens, Enfield, launched the fruit at during the north London derby at White Hart Lane on March 3. Tottenham won 2-1.
Carpenter Flint admitted throwing a missile on to the playing area, and using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour or disorderly behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress.