SHOCKING NEWS: Reading Fc key man banned from matches for three years after

A SWINDON fan who went on the pitch during the club’s game against Reading has been barred from attending matches for three years.

The event occurred on Tuesday, October 10, at the Select Car Leasing Stadium, while the Royals were competing in the EFL Trophy, also known as the Pizza Cup.

The home side had a memorable night, defeating the Robins 5-0.
However, during the game, Christopher Taylor stepped on the field and made motions towards the home crowd. He got pounded with tennis balls.

He pleaded guilty to the offence in Reading Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, February 27.


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The 43-year-old from Oakenshaw Reach in Rooksdown is now unable to attend any football events in the UK for the next three years. He was also required to pay a £32 victim surcharge and an £80 fine.
Taylor is also barred from attending some international matches under the Football Banning Order. He must provide police with travel documentation when requested and tell them of any changes in name or address.

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Failure to obey the order is punishable by up to six months in prison or a fine for each offense.

Taylor was interviewed willingly during the investigation and charged on Thursday, February 8, via postal requisition.

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Thames Valley Police stated they were pleased with the verdict.

In a statement, investigating officer Detective Constable Bryan Groves said: “We are very happy with this sentence and hope that it serves as a strong deterrent to anyone who engages in such activity.

“This type of infraction has the potential to affect thousands of people who regularly attend football games and enjoy themselves responsibly with friends and family.

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“Thames Valley Police is committed to helping the clubs in our force area to keep those who commit crime away from the grounds, to ensure that supporters can enjoy the events.”

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