Leicester City

Leicester fan who assaulted Nottingham Forest players to be given lifetime ban

Matt O'Connor-Simpson
The fan entered the pitch during the second half
The fan entered the pitch during the second half / James Williamson - AMA/GettyImages

Leicester City have confirmed that the supporter who ran onto the pitch and assaulted several Nottingham Forest players in Sunday's FA Cup tie between the two sides will be given a lifetime ban.

The fan entered the field of play after Djed Spence made it 4-1 to Forest in the second half and proceeded to strike several members of the Trees' squad during their celebrations. After a few seconds he was dragged away by security at the City Ground and taken into police custody.

A Leicester spokesman said: "The Club is appalled by such behaviour and offers its apologies to Nottingham Forest and its players whose safety was compromised.

"We applaud the swift action taken by City Ground stewards in apprehending the individual involved, who will be subject to a lifetime ban from all Leicester City fixtures at home and away. We will offer every support to the relevant authorities in pursuing further appropriate action."