Soccer fan jailed 4 months for goalkeeper attack

A soccer fan has been sentenced to jail for four months for

assaulting a goalkeeper during an English league game following an

all-day drinking binge.

Aaron Cawley told police he was so intoxicated after drinking a

mix of beer, cider and vodka that he doesn’t remember going onto

the field and shoving former England goalkeeper Chris Kirkland in

the face during Sheffield Wednesday’s match against Leeds on

Friday.

Kirkland was knocked to the ground by Cawley and told police it

was as if he had been ”hit by a ton of bricks.”

Cawley is a 21-year-old unemployed laborer who has received two

banning orders in the past. He pleaded guilty Monday at Sheffield

Magistrates’ Court to charges of assault and entering the

field.