Bournemouth fan Adam Cox faces heavy sanction after throwing pie on the pitch
Bournemouth fan Adam Cox faces heavy sanction after being accused of throwing meat pie into the pitch during the Cherries EFL Cup defeat at the Stamford Bridge in December. Belgian star Eden Hazard scored the only goal that handed the Blues maximum victory after regulation period. According to SunSport, Cox had been convicted for similar offence in 2012 and was handed a three year ban. READ ALSO: Dolores Aveiro, Ronaldo's mother, lashes out at Kathryn Mayorga for accusing her son The 27-year-old was however convicted in his absence after throwing a missile on to a football playing area at City of London magistrates court.
Cox said to have sat in the away end for the Carabao Cup quarter-final, which Chelsea won 1-0, in December. Stamford Bridge steward Dominic Agbo said: “The football match was a sell-out, with approximately 40,000 supporters present. At around 8.05pm, I was posted to the South Stand upper, behind the goal. “I saw the Bournemouth fan throw something (on to the pitch) between the corner flag and the goal. CCTV was reviewed and security saw the male.” Cox initially admitted to the offence after being removed from the stand by police but later claimed it was just because he thought owning up would allow him to go home. READ ALSO: NAIJ.com upgrades to Legit.ng PC Kerry Jarrett added: “Initially I thought he was going to be dealt with by way of a community resolution, but he had already been the subject of a football banning order. “Cox admitted he told stadium staff he threw the pie so he could just go home. He continued to say he already admitted it. "But then he looked at the statement (written by PC Jarrett) and said I was writing lies, and he wouldn’t sign it. He started to get agitated.”
Cox was said to have boycotted his previous court hearing at Westminster magistrates court last month. Proceedings have begun to hand Cox a new football banning order which he will have to appear in court to contest. Legit.ng earlier reported that Eden Hazard scored a late goal to help Chelsea beat Bournemouth 1 – 0 to reach the semifinal of the Carabao Cup at Stamford Bridge. The encounter that took place at Stamford Bridge saw both sides struggle to take the lead as the first stanza ended in a 0-0 draw. Hazard replaced Ross Barkley after an hour of football and the game was heading to penalties with nine minutes of play left.
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