Lifelong Lincoln City fan Benjamin Davis-Todd has been banned from attending football matches for three years after hurling racist abuse at a player. Davis-Todd (21) shouted an obscene racist comment at a Peterborough United player after he scored a goal during a derby game on Saturday 17 September 2005.
Lincoln magistrates banned him from attending any football match in England or Wales for three years. He is also not allowed to visit any town or city where Lincoln City or the English national team are playing for the duration of his ban. In addition to the ban a £100 fine was imposed and he was ordered to pay £55 court costs.
Speaking after the court case Davis-Todd apologised for his actions,
“I'm very sorry for what I did. I'm embarrassed not only for myself but for my family as well. I've been going to watch Lincoln City all my life, so I'm absolutely gutted that I can't go to matches anymore.
I think this proves a good example to anyone thinking of behaving as I did. People just shouldn't do it.”