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Fan jailed for 14 weeks after assaulting Aston Villa's captain Jack Grealish

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was jailed for fourteen weeks on Monday after he invaded the pitch and assaulted the captain during the match between and City.

The fan has been sentenced to fourteen weeks in jail and handed a 10-year ban from matches.

pleaded guilty to pitch invasion and assault after punching Aston Villa's during and Aston Villa's match on Sunday.

The 27-year old Mitchell has also been asked to pay 350 pounds in fines and is prohibited from attending matches in the UK for the next decade.

Association has resolved to work with other authorities to ensure proper safety of players and coaching staff.

This weekend a line has been crossed in terms of fan behaviour," goal.com quoted a as saying.

"We will be working with the clubs, the leagues and the police to discuss what collectively needs to be done to protect players and officials on the pitch."

"In addition, we have written to both City and Arsenal to seek their observations to examine the security measures they had in place."

was able to defeat Birmingham 1-0 in the

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First Published: Tue, March 12 2019. 11:22 IST
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