Horse puncher fan pleads guilty

A Newcaste United fan who punched a police horse after his team lost to their arch-rivals admitted violent disorder. Barry Rogerson, 45, was charged after trouble flared when the Toon Army lost 3-0 at home to Sunderland in April.

Football fan who punched horse admits violent disorder

A football fan who punched a horse after his team lost to their arch-rivals has admitted violent disorder.

Barry Rogerson punched a horse after Newcastle lost to Sunderland in April. Credit: ITV News

Barry Rogerson, 45, was charged after trouble started when Newcastle United lost 3-0 at home to Sunderland in April.

He appeared in the dock at Newcastle Crown Court today with five others who also admitted violent disorder.

Rogerson, of Bedlington, Northumberland, previously denied the offence.

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