Angry AFC Bournemouth fan, 26, ‘who hurled £2.50 steak PIE onto the pitch’ after late-winning Chelsea goal is to face trial after failing to show at court
- Adam Cox allegedly chucked pie onto the pitch at Stamford Bridge cup game
- Allegedly did so due to fury at Eden Hazard sending Chelsea to the semi-final
- The Belgian scored in the 84th minute of the Carabao Cup quarter-final match
- Mr Cox failed to attend hearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court today
An angry Bournemouth fan hurled a pie at Chelsea players after watching his team lose to a late goal, a court heard today.
Adam Cox allegedly chucked his steak treat onto the pitch after watching Eden Hazard snatch a goal in to send Chelsea through to the Carabao Cup semi-finals.
The 26-year-old is accused of throwing a pie without lawful excuse onto a football pitch without lawful excuse after watching the Belgian’s deflected goal hit the net in the 84th minute on December 19.
The fan is accused of lobbing a pie onto the pitch at Stamford Bridge (pictured) following the late goal in the Carabou Cup
The goal by Eden Hazard (pictured) sent to Chelsea through to the semi-final and is said to have infuriated Mr Cox
He stood up in the Shed End of Stamford Bridge, west London, and lobbed his £2.50 pie onto the pitch near the corner flag, the court was told.
Stewards rushed in and escorted him in from the ground, which hosted 3,000 of the Bournemouth faithful.
Mo Miah, prosecuting, said: ‘There is no issue with identification because he was identified and arrested at the scene at the time.’
Mr Cox, of Christchurch, Dorset, failed to show up at Westminster Magistrates’ Court.
He is scheduled to stand trial before the City of London Magistrates’ Court on February 6.
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