Supporter Jailed For Friendly Violence

Grimsby Town supporter Macorley Robinson has been jailed for twelve months after being convicted of football violence following clashes with Sheffield United supporters.

Sheffield United’s Pre-Season trip to Blundell Park in July 2016 was marred by home supporters and Blades fans clashing. The scenes overshadowed United’s 3-1 victory in Cleethorpes.

Grimsby fan Robinson, 20 was handed a twelve month prison sentence as well as handed a six year football ban.

Blades supporters George McIlvanney, 21, of Grindlow Drive, Sheffield, Joel Godbehere, 23, of Farm Lane, Eckington and Zakaria Khalifa, 19, of Greasebrough Road, Sheffield were also handed a three year football banning order.

A previous hearing also saw 28 people plead guilty into taking part and received suspended sentences and football banning orders.

If anything is to be learnt from this is that violence isn’t accepted at football matches (or anywhere). Today’s football sees lots of families attend matches and this sort of behaviour sets a bad example to tomorrow’s supporters who could be deterred from watching their own team play.