Australian weightlifter fined for headbutt

An Australian Commonwealth Games weightlifter admitted to headbutting a Welsh athlete and was ordered to pay £400 compensation at Glasgow Sheriff Court.

Francois Etoundi admitted to headbutting a Welsh athlete at the Commonwealth Games village. Credit: PA

Francois Etoundi assaulted Gareth Evans, also a weightlifter, in the athletes' village on Wednesday morning, the court heard.

The assault followed an earlier verbal exchange between the pair relating to Evans' athlete girlfriend.

Sheriff Andrew Cubie said Etoundi, 29, had brought "the law of the playground" into the athletes' village, while his behaviour "undermines the concept of the friendly games".