Angry Bournemouth fan faces football ban for throwing £2.50 pie onto pitch when Chelsea scored late goal against his team at Stamford Bridge
- Adam Cox allegedly chucked pie onto the pitch at Stamford Bridge cup game
- Stewards spotted him and he was escorted from the ground and later arrested
- Cox failed to show up to court on January 17, and today failed to do so again
- A warrant was issued for his arrest and he will now he subject to a banning order
An angry football fan faces being banned from attending matches after he was caught hurling a pie onto the pitch when Chelsea scored a late winner against his team.
Bournemouth supporter Adam Cox, 27, hit the roof when Chelsea’s winger Eden Hazard grabbed a late, deflected winner to send his team through to the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup.
He was spotted by steward Dominic Agbo chucking his £2.50 pie from the Shed End at Stamford Bridge onto the pitch near the corner flag.
Bournemouth supporter Adam Cox, 27, hit the roof when Chelsea’s winger Eden Hazard grabbed a late, deflected winner to send his team through to the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup. He was spotted by steward chucking his £2.50 pie from the Shed End at Stamford Bridge
Stewards rushed in and escorted him from the ground which played host to 3,000 Cherries fans.
He immediately came clean to stewards outside the ground and was arrested by police, City of London Magistrates’ Court heard.
Iain Jenkins, prosecuting, said: ‘He told police that he had already admitted throwing the pie and could he go home.’
The goal by Eden Hazard (pictured) sent to Chelsea through to the semi-final and is said to have infuriated Mr Cox
But Cox was told he had to attend a police station and later accused police of ‘writing lies’ before denying the offence.
The ‘increasingly agitated’ Bournemouth fan had to be put in handcuffs and his admission was caught on body worn footage.
Cox was slapped with a three year football banning order in 2012 for a similar incident, the court heard.
Chief Magistrate Sarah Houston said: ‘We find this matter proved.
‘We heard clear evidence from the steward who was 15 to 20 metres away and had a good view of Mr Cox throwing the pie.’
Mr Cox, of Christchurch, Dorset, failed to show up at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on January 17, and again failed to show up to the trial today.
A warrant was issued for his arrest and he will be subject to a banning order when he next appears in court.