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Jack Grealish: Birmingham City fan admits pitch attack

Jack Grealish: Birmingham City fan admits pitch attack

Jack Grealish was attacked from behind by Paul Mitchell
A Birmingham City fan has admitted attacking Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish on the pitch during the second city derby.Paul Mitchell, from Rubery, Worcestershire, hit Grealish from behind about 10 minutes into Sunday's game at St Andrew's.He admitted assault and encroachment on to the pitch at Birmingham Magistrates' Court.The 27-year-old will be sentenced later.Birmingham City apologised to both Grealish and Villa immediately after the game and said Mitchell would be banned from St Andrew's for life.
The club said there were "no excuses" for his behaviour and it was reviewing its stadium safety procedures.Professional Footballers' Association chief executive Gordon Taylor condemned the attack as "disgraceful" and "cowardly"."It's a real fear for the safety of players," he said.
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