'Thuggish' grandmother banned by rugby club

Lillian Mort says she has been watching Pyle RFC for 50 years. Credit: Wales News Service

A grandmother has been banned from her local rugby club over her "thuggish" behaviour.

Lillian Mort, 74, is accused of shouting abuse at referees and players during matches at Pyle RFC, near Bridgend.

She was finally given a three-month ban for trying to spend beer tokens handed out to players after a match.

Lillian said "I feel terrible - I've been going to watch games since I was in my thirties. I'm a loyal fan - probably the oldest they've got and they've kicked me into touch."

"I still go down the club and watch games but I am not allowed on the field. I watch through the fencing - I feel like I'm in jail."

The club's chairman said they wrote a dozen letters asking her to behave.