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Football fan banned after pitch invasion

A football fan has been banned from attending matches around the UK for three years after carrying out a pitch invasion.

Barry McHugh will also have to serve 110 hours of community service for the offence during the Dundee United versus Dynamo Moscow match on August 2 this year.

During the game McHugh, 26, from Dundee, ran onto the pitch and up to celebrating players when Dundee United scored before jumping back into the stand.

He was arrested and appeared at Dundee Sheriff Court on August 16 where he pled guilty to breach of the peace. He was sentenced today.

Vicki Lee Bell, football liaison prosecutor for the north of Scotland, said: "The actions of Barry McHugh were both irresponsible and reckless and brought shame on him and our national game.

"Football matches should be an enjoyable experience for all and should not be marred by such behaviour.

"The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service will continue to adopt a zero-tolerance approach to football-related disorder of any kind."

The Europa League qualifying match finished 2-2.

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