Soccer-Forest fan jailed for head-butting Sheffield Utd skipper Sharp

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Championship - Sheffield United v Nottingham Forest - Bramall Lane, Sheffield, Britain - March 4, 2022 Sheffield United's Billy Sharp celebrates after scoring their first goal Action Images/Molly Darlington

(Reuters) - A Nottingham Forest fan who head-butted Sheffield United captain Billy Sharp during a pitch invasion has been jailed for 24 weeks and been handed a 10-year football banning order, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said on Thursday.

Robert Biggs, 30, invaded the pitch after Forest won their Championship playoff semi-final against United and made a beeline for Sharp, who was standing by the touchline before he was knocked to the ground.

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