West Ham fan hit with football banning order after throwing coin at Burnley supporters

The incident happened during Burnley's game with West Ham on December 30th
The incident happened during Burnley's game with West Ham on December 30th

A West Ham supporter who hurled a coin towards spectators at Turf Moor was given a football banning order and fined.


Burnley magistrates heard how George Hedges, who had cocaine on him, said he had done it after a personal remark from a Clarets fan, who made reference to his build and size.

Hedges admitted throwing a missile at a spectators' area and possessing three wraps of a Class A controlled drug in the town, last December 30th.

The 34-year-old was given a three-year banning order, which will end on March 18th, 2022.

He was fined £280 for the missile offence and £420 for the cocaine allegation.

Hedges, of Robinson Close, Hornchurch, must also pay a £30 victim surcharge and £85 costs.