CHESTERFIELD: Two men banned from football matches for three years

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Two Chesterfield fans have been banned from football matches for three years.

The pair received three-year football banning orders after admitting his part in an altercation in Rotherham town centre following an away match last season.

Glenn Bloom, 39, and Jason Hollis, 39, was arrested following a match between Rotherham United and Chesterfield FC on February 16 after being involved in a clash with Rotherham fans.

Bloom, of Chester Street, Chesterfield and Hollis, of Wythburn Road, Chesterfield were charged with a public order offence.

Both men pleaded guilty at a hearing at Rotherham Magistrates’ Court on Friday, October 4.

They both received a 12-month community order and were ordered to pay £300 costs and £60 victim surcharge as well as being banned from football matches for three years.

A football banning order is a measure police can take to help prevent violence and disorder at football matches, both at home and abroad.

Breach of an order is a criminal offence which could lead to a prison sentence.