Football fan banned from matches after throwing water bottle at Elland Road game

A football fan from West Yorkshire has been banned from attending matches after he was caught throwing a drinks bottle at a Leeds United match.

By Nick Frame
Wednesday, 19th January 2022, 11:07 am

Adam Mark Battensby threw the water bottle towards the pitch on October 2 last year, when Leeds beat Watford 1-0 during a Premier League clash.

The 31-year-old appeared at Leeds Magistrates' Court where he pleaded guilty to the charge.

Battensby, of Monckton Road, Pontefract, was cleared of assaulting a male at Elland Road on the same day.

Elland Road cc Getty

However, he was given a four-year banning order to keep him away from football grounds.

He was also fined £498 and told to pay £105 costs.

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