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Three-Year Ban For Spitting Posh Fan
Thursday, 25th May 2023 15:28

The Peterborough United supporter who spat towards Wes Burns following the Blues’ first goal at London Road in April has been banned from attending football matches for the next three years.

Leroy Miller (left of photo), 45, of Black Prince Avenue, Market Deeping, was arrested before the end of the first half of the match, which Town won 3-0, following the 17th-minute incident which was caught on iFollow’s cameras.

Burns had celebrated in front of the home support, who earlier had berated him while he was on the ground having taken a knock.

Earlier this month at Peterborough Magistrates’ Court, Miller was fined £200 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £80 and costs totalling £105.

And today the same court imposed a three-year Football Banning Order (FBO), stating that whenever a football match which is regulated is played in the UK, he is banned from entering any premises for the purpose of attending a football match.

Outside the UK, he must report to a police station according to instructions given to him by the Football Banning Orders Authority. In addition, he must surrender any travel authorisation document; passport, identity card or any other form of travel authorisation.

PC Mike Price, Cambridgeshire Constabulary’s dedicated football officer for Peterborough, said: “This was totally unacceptable behaviour towards the Ipswich players. Not only that, but Miller was also sat in an area of the ground surrounded by families who would have witnessed this. There is no place for this type of conduct inside a football ground.”

Sye Roberts, head of safety, risk and compliance at Posh added: “Whilst working in partnership with Cambridgeshire Constabulary, the club identified and ejected Miller within a short period of time.

“Incidents of this nature are unacceptable, regardless of who spectators support or what’s happening on the pitch. Not only is this incident an offence, but it is also damaging to the Peterborough United brand.

“We received thousands of comments on social media and many media articles were published about the incident.”

Peterborough condemned the incident in a statement released during the match: “The football club can confirm that a gentleman was arrested by police following an incident after the first goal scored by Ipswich Town this afternoon.

“There is no place in the game for incidents like that. The club would like to thank the police for swiftly dealing with it.”

Town praised Posh and the police for dealing with the issue quickly: “Peterborough couldn’t have dealt with the matter any better, they dealt with it swiftly, promptly and that’s the end of the matter in terms of the club.

“Obviously we don’t think it’s acceptable that supporters want to spit or get involved with players but we can’t thank Peterborough and the authorities more for how well they dealt with it, and that should be the end of the matter.”


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itsonlyme added 15:34 - May 25
Well done to the authorities. There is no place in football for this kind of behaviour. But also I don't think Burns should have ran to that side and celebrate although I understand why he did with the flack he had taken!

Gilesy added 15:34 - May 25

superblues9 added 15:58 - May 25
Good find gilesy wants to grow up doesn't he !! What a Looser

wkj added 16:17 - May 25
This actually seems about right

BerksBlue15 added 16:23 - May 25
Ironically he's also still spitting feathers about their performance in the second leg at Hillsborough...

Bazza8564 added 16:23 - May 25
Fair play to Posh and the Authorities, it's done and dusted now and anyone who thinks they can do likewise will think twice !

Europablue added 17:02 - May 25
Should have made him watch Norwich for 3 years!

Tractorboy1985 added 17:05 - May 25
Itsonlyme…. You seriously condemning Burns for celebrating a goal in which was a huge game and receiving massive abuse?? If “FANS” can't give it out without potentially taking it back when thee opposition score KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT AND YOUR SPIT IN YOUR MOUTH! Roll on August! Missing our boys already! COYB

Steve_ITFC_Sweden added 17:17 - May 25
Well spotted, Gilesy. Drink driving is potentially life-threatening - no excuses.

Ipswichbusiness added 17:47 - May 25
Gilesy a three year ban suggests a second offence within ten years.

Plums added 18:05 - May 25
Seems a bit light on the back of a pandemic where we all learned about transmission of disease. Also, didn't a couple of our own get a five year ban for falling over a hoarding at Carrot Rd?

blueboy1981 added 19:27 - May 25
Such Human Animals should be Caged !!

Barty added 19:44 - May 25
Should have been a life time ban for the scum bag

PimsNumber1 added 00:41 - May 26
Nearly 4 times over on drink driving ..#absolutepondlife

KiwiBlue2 added 01:05 - May 26
I think use of the word 'gentleman' is a misnomer. Even describing him as a 'man' is a step too far even though he is 45. A 'stunted adolescent' might be a better title for him although in saying that many adolescents are, of course, far more mature than this moron......

JimInGreensboro added 01:40 - May 26
£eroy £ost a £ot with that £oogey.

Ipswichbusiness added 08:42 - May 26
Pimsnumber1; he wasn't four times over the limit. It was 123 in blood and the legal limit in blood is 80. You are thinking of breath were the limit is 35

Mariner1974 added 12:39 - May 26
Yes the spitting scumbag is banned!

JimInGreensboro added 22:22 - May 26
You know how they identified him, right?

They looked at the video and saw the spitting image of him.

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