Wednesday, 5 April 2017

"I'll Bite Your F***ing Nose Off" Wolves Fan Told Steward

A Wolverhampton Wanderers FC fan, who was refused entry to an away game for being drunk, told the gate steward: “I'll bite your f***ing nose off.”

Self-employed engineer Glenn Firstbrook, 36, of The Knoll, Kingswinford, Dudley was arrested and missed his team's 3-1 win at Championship rivals Fulham FC.

At Hammersmith Magistrates Court he pleaded guilty to using threatening behaviour towards Chirag Patel outside Craven Cottage on March 18.

Prosecutor Miss Arlene De Silva said: “He was refused entry at the turnstile and the steward took his ticket, saying he was too drunk.

The defendant replied: 'I'll bite your f***ing nose off,' and the police were alerted and he was arrested.”

Firstbrook insists he had nothing more than two pints of beer prior to the match and only reacted when the steward smirked at him.

He was questioned by police and said: “I just got a bit angry. It's the most ridiculous thing I have ever said.”

The first-time offender has been a Wolves season ticket holder for the last three seasons and between 1996 and 2005.

“He got very upset,” explained his lawyer Miss Annie Finn. “He was walking away, but when he saw the steward smiling, to use his words he: 'Lost it.'

“He does not usually drink at games and feels he has left himself and the club down as a representative.

“He has spent time in police cells and feels embarrassment and remorse.”

Firstbrook was conditionally discharged for twelve months and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.

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