LONDON - A Tottenham fan who ran onto the pitch after their FA Cup quarterfinal defeat by Chelsea at White Hart Lane and tried to punch Frank Lampard has been banned from football matches for three years.
Timothy John Lawrence Smith was arrested after running onto the pitch at the end of the game on March 19 and throwing a punch at Lampard, although he failed to make contact with the England midfielder.
The 18-year-old junior architect pleaded guilty to encroaching onto the pitch and was fined 300 pounds (R4 200) and ordered to pay 50 pounds (R700) in costs.
The order means he cannot attend any regulated matches in England or Wales and will have to report to a police station to surrender his passport before overseas matches.
The club has banned Smith from White Hart Lane for life.
A second man, Simon Barritt, 28, received an identical ban and R4 200 fine for running onto the pitch. - Sapa-AFP