Fan admits banana throw

An Arsenal fan has admitted throwing a banana at Tottenham forward Gareth Bale during last month's derby game at White Hart Lane.

Thomas Flint, 23, of Brantwood Gardens, Enfield, launched the fruit at Welshman Bale during the game at White Hart Lane on March 3 which Spurs won 2-1.

Today, at Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court, carpenter Flint admitted throwing a missile on to the playing area, and using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour or disorderly behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress.