Fan Jailed 2 Months… For Attacking Goalkeeper


A supporter who ran onto the field during PSV Eindhoven’s Europa League match against Sevilla and punched the Spanish club’s goalkeeper in the face was sentenced Wednesday to two months in prison.

The 20-year-old, who was identified as Dylano K. in line with Dutch privacy guidelines, was convicted of assaulting goalkeeper Marko Dmitrovic and breaching a stadium ban imposed by national football federation, the KNVB. Local authorities had also banned him from the area around the PSV stadium.

Prosecutors said last month he had two previous convictions for football-related offences and was under the influence of alcohol when he ran onto the field late in the match on February 23 and punched Dmitrovic. The goalkeeper was not injured and wrestled the pitch invader to the ground before stewards marched him off the pitch.

UEFA opened a disciplinary case against PSV following the pitch invasion, and the club is likely to be sanctioned by European football’s governing body.

The man managed to get into the Philips Stadium using a ticket bought by a friend, the East Brabant District Court said in a statement.