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Hooligan Walks on to Pitch and Punches Leyton Orient Goalkeeper During Match [VIDEO]

Leyton Orient FC Hooligan Walks on to Pitch and Punches Leyton Orient Goalkeeper During Match [VIDEO]

A teenage hooligan walked on to the pitch and swung punches at Leyton Orient goalkeeper Jamie Jones today in the match against Swindon.

The 16-year-old hooligan was removed from the pitch by stewards, and was arrested by police.

Orient manager Russell Slade said:

“That was the worst scene I’ve seen as a manager.

“[The match] was clouded by a fan running onto the pitch and throwing three punches at my goalkeeper.

“It is unbelievable. He’s okay, but that doesn’t make it right. It’s outrageous.

“He [the supporter] needs a ban for life. He should never go to another football match.”

Orient won the match 3-1 to climb back to the top of the League One table.

Watch the video below to see the incident and pay particular attention to the top left of the screen:


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