London: Football fan jailed for attacking stewards and police at England game

Jack Scotter, 27, has been sentenced to 13 months behind bars (Picture: SWNS/Google)

A man who spat in a police officer’s eye before head-butting a second during a Three Lions football match at Wembley Park has been jailed.

Jack Scotter, from Plumstead, in southeast London, was kicked out of the stadium during a England and Switzerland game earlier this year because he was way too drunk.

Harrow Crown Court was told that once outside, the 27-year-old launched a racist tirade at the stewards.

Scotland Yard said the thug punched, kicked and head-butted four people during the violent outburst.

A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said the incident happened on March 26.

They added: ‘Once outside, Scotter racially abused stewards and assaulted four of them by punching, kicking, head-butting and spitting.

‘He also kicked and spat in the eye of a police officer and head-butted another officer.’

Scotter appeared on bail at the Crown Court on Friday, where he was jailed for 13 months.

He had pleaded guilty to four counts of racially aggravated common assault and two counts of assaulting an emergency worker.

The Met’s football unit tweeted after his sentencing: ‘As those of us lucky enough to have an evening off work look forward to England’s World Cup Quarter Final against France, one football supporter will be spending his first full day in prison after being convicted of racist violence during a pre-tournament friendly at Wembley.’

Scotter’s sentencing came just a day before the devastating result of last night’s match, which forced domestic abuse charities to remind women of their contacts on social media.

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