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Football coach beaten up by furious dad on the touchline during under-nine's match

A football coach beaten up by a dad on the touchline during an under-nine's game has drafted in a 'behaviour manager' to clamp down on violence at games.

Credit: Stewart Collins

Mr Collins was left covered in blood after being repeatedly punched by Martin Ogazi during the friendly game in Bexleyheath in south east London.

The match between Danson Sports FC and Eversley United suddenly turned ugly when Ogazi shouted: "Give him more of that" moments after his son fouled another player.

Credit: Stewart Collins

When Stewart Collins asked Martin Ogazi to tone down his language, he was hit in the face and left with a black eye.

Speaking to ITV News, Stewart said:

The new behaviour manager has made a big difference already. Anyone who fails to behave in line with the club's standard will be asked to leave the ground.

I've already seen a change in behaviour. Everyone appears a lot more respectful.

I've been involved in youth football for three years. Everyone I work with at the ground says the attack was the worst thing they'd ever seen.

This sort of attack doesn't happen every week, but it's got to stop.

– Stewart Collins

Martin Ogazi from Thamesmead in south London was convicted of assault, and given a suspended jail sentence.