Is There More Than One Tier To The Steward Assault System?Peter Houghton
I reported recently on the Manchester City fan who received only a conditional discharge after assaulting a steward at Turf Moor. It now appears that Preston Magistrates take a more serious view.
Middlesbrough Safety Officer Chris Patzelt spotted this on BBC News and it tells us of a Middlesbrough fan who has been handed down a custodial sentence for his part in attacking 2 stewards at Ewood Park recently.
I think most of you would like to believe that this type of protection of our stewards by the judicial system would become the norm rather than the exception.