The pitch invader who attacked Sevilla goalkeeper Marko Dmitrovic has been handed a 40-year stadium ban and a three-month jail term
A man who attacked Sevilla goalkeeper Marko Dmitrovic during PSV Eindhoven’s Europa League game last month has been banned from entering the club’s Philips Stadium for the next 40 years.
The match in Eindhoven was interrupted during the final stages after the fan ran onto the pitch and attacked Dmitrovic, punching him in the face before being tackled to the ground by the Serbian keeper.
The 20-year-old supporter was sentenced to three months in prison, including one month suspended, by the regional court of East Brabant.
“In addition to the forty-year stadium ban, PSV will initiate proceedings to recover any damages the club incurs from them,” the Eredivisie side said in a statement.
“He also received a two-year area ban around the Philips Stadium from the prosecution.
“At the time, due to a previous misconduct stadium ban, he shouldn’t have been present at all.”
The man was already serving a national stadium ban until 2026 imposed by the Dutch Football Association, but PSV said he entered the pitch with a ticket bought by a friend.
Sevilla lost the match 2-0 but advanced to the next round with an aggregate score of 3-2.