Leyton Orient shot-stopper assaulted by supporter in Swindon Town clash
Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade wants a SwindonTown fan who punched his goalkeeper in the face three times to be banned for life.
Orient won 3-1 at the CountyGround, but the game was marred in bizarre fashion as Os keeper Jamie Jones was assaulted by a supporter.
The incident was caught on video, and Os manager Slade said: “Jamie is okay but it doesn't make it right, it is outrageous. He needs a ban for life and should never go to another football match. He had a long time in the six-yard box before the stewards did anything.”
Swindon chairman said he plans to have the offending fan banned, and will launch a review of the club’s safety measures. He said: “We will be speaking to the police with reference to their report next week.
“We don't condone any actions where supporters come on to the pitch and, if found guilty, he will receive a ban.
“We apologise to Jamie Jones, the Leyton Orient board members and their supporters and will review the stewarding around the ground to make sure this doesn't happen again.
“I would also like to mention that overall the SwindonTown fans during my time at the club have been impeccable. We don't want one incident to ruin the club's supporters' reputation for being a fun and well-behaved crowd both home and away.”
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