According to recent reports, a football fan who had been jailed for physically assaulting England footballer Jack Grealish has been found dead.
Paul Mitchell, a supporter of Birmingham City, had run onto the pitch during a game at St Andrew’s Stadium and punched Grealish, who was playing for Aston Villa at the time.
The incident took place in March 2019, and Mitchell was sentenced to 14 weeks in prison, but he was released after serving only four.
This week, Mitchell’s body was discovered at a residence in Birmingham.
The cause of death has not been released, and it is unclear whether his death is connected to the incident with Grealish.
The attack on Grealish by Mitchell had caused widespread outrage and led to discussions on the safety of football players during games.
The incident also highlighted the issue of fan behaviour in football matches and the need for stricter measures to be implemented to ensure the safety of players and spectators.
Mitchell’s death is a tragic reminder of the consequences of violent behaviour, and it is hoped that this incident will serve as a warning to others who may consider engaging in similar actions.
The football community has expressed its condolences to Mitchell’s family and loved ones, as well as to Grealish, who was deeply affected by the attack.