Fan who entered England dressing room is banned

20 June 2010 05:18

The England fan who wandered into the team's dressing room to berate the players was banned from attending future World Cup matches on Sunday.

Pavlos Joseph, 32, from Crystal Palace, south-east London, was released on bail after appearing in court in Cape Town charged with trespassing.

Joseph told a Sunday newspaper he was looking for a toilet after the game against Algeria when a security guard sent him in the direction of the players' tunnel.

After taking a wrong turn he found himself in the changing room where he says he told David Beckham: "David, we've spent a lot of money getting here. This is a disgrace. What are you going to do about it?"

England's poor performance on Friday saw the team draw 0-0 with Algeria at the city's Green Point Stadium.

Joseph was arrested at his hotel on Sunday morning.

South African Police Service spokeswoman Brigadier Sally de Beer said he was released on 500 rand bail and banned from future World Cup matches. He is due back in court on Monday to stand trial.

Source: PA

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