A DRUNK Derby fan slapped a female steward in the face after he was refused entry to the Liberty Stadium.
The incident was caught on camera at Swansea’s final home game of the season against Frank Lampard’s side.
Derby supporter Edward Dylan Price, from Aberporth, was not allowed into the stadium because of his intoxicated state, a court heard.
He started to argue with the stewards before he slapped Iona James in the face with his right hand.
Price pleaded guilty to a count of assault by beating at Swansea Magistrates’ Court.
The Rams fan was sentenced to a 12-month community order with a nine month alcohol treatment requirement.
THREE YEAR BAN
He was fined £50, has to pay £50 to the victim and has been given a football banning order – which will stop him attending a match in England or Wales for the next three years.
Prosecutor Julie Sullivan told the court: “He had been drinking from 2pm and the incident took place around 8pm.
“He got a lift into Swansea and went to a pub near the Liberty Stadium, excited because Derby were playing Swansea.
“He’d gone to get his ticket then went back to the pub and drank more alcohol.
“He told police during interview he is an idiot when he is drunk and a near alcoholic.”
Mitigating John Allchurch said: “The defendant is self-employed as a painter decorator and lives in Aberporth.
“He is a keen Derby County supporter, his mother lives in Derby, and has followed them for some years.
“He had too much to drink and slapped one steward during the course of an argument. He fully accepts the offence.”