Conor Crossan, 33, told Belfast Magistrates' Court yesterday he misled the Irish Football Association in an attempt to prevent the striker playing for Northern Ireland against the Netherlands a year ago.
Crossan said yesterday: "I was angry. I had a broken nose. I did not want him to get his trip away to be an international hero."
Healy had admitted their heads clashed in Belfast but insisted he acted in self-defence after being subjected to sectarian abuse.
The court heard that Crossan, a Catholic, had five years earlier allegedly used sectarian abuse against a Protestant workmate.
Although he told police it was an unprovoked attack and that he had not tried to approach the striker, he emailed the Irish Football Association and claimed he been attacked after asking for a photograph with the player, who scored 34 goals for Northern Ireland.
Acquitting Healy, of Killyleagh, Co Down, who is a free agent after being released by Bury, the judge said Crossan's evidence could not be relied on.