Brodkin banned from charity soccer event

Comic 'gutted' over ruling

Lee Nelson’s creator Simon Brodkin has been banned from a charity football match this weekend, because of his previous escapades.

The comic has a nationwide ban from all stadiums after he snuck on to the pitch at Goodison Park in March and mingled with Manchester City players during their pre-match warm-up.

FA bosses have now reportedly ruled that the ban extends to his planned appearance at Reading’s Madejski Stadium tomorrow, where he was due to take part in the Soccer Sixes charity football tournament.

The Sun says Brodkin is ‘gutted’ by the decision.

Last month, the 35-year-old comic was given a conditional caution over the March 16 incident, in which he dressed as his Premiership footballer alter ego, Jason Bent.

Those who are taking part in tomorrow’s tournament include Omid Djalili, Midnight Beast, Shane Ritchie, Jamelia, Tinchy Stryder and Dappy.

The event in aid of the The Lovefootball Family and Arrhythmia Alliance, led by Fabrice Muamba, who suffered a cardiac arrest during a televised FA Cup match last year.

Published: 25 May 2013

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