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November 20, 2016

One Bristol fan would be going on a second ban after been found guilty of assaulting a steward with Cardiff City who needed to be treated.

Just before the game between Bristol and Cardiff City, flares were set off during raucous scenes at Cardiff city stadium where the game was held.

Currently, officials are carrying out in-depth investigations in order to identify any football fans that may have participated in causing trouble during the Championship fixture.

Ki Stone, a 25-year old from Lydney, Gloucester was handed a 16-week prison sentence, which was suspended for about 12 months, with a five year football banning order by the Cardiff Magistrates’ Court.

Stone has also been ordered to pay a sum total of £700 as costs, fines, and compensation. The court listened to how the steward ended up with injuries leading to the need for medical attention.

He received his last ban in 2013 and was one of 32 travelling fans prosecuted for public disorder during the match against Cardiff City in February of that year.

A police officer from the South Wales Police football unit, PC Chris Evans had this to say:

“This was a cowardly attack on a man who was there just doing his job to ensure safety of people at the game.Had it not been for a police officer who put himself between Ki Stone and the steward, the attack would have continued.

“There is absolutely no place for this stupidity in football. He’ll now be prevented from accessing any football match throughout Europe for five years. If he is even a football fan, and I doubt it, he’ll be enjoying what he can well away from the action on the pitch, which is where he belongs.”
So far, six people have been arrested.