Fundraisers bankroll football fan's free kick fine

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Jordan Dunn court case
Jordan Dunn court case

A fundraising appeal set up to help pay the fine given to a football fan for running onto the pitch and taking a free kick during a Premier League match has hit its target.

A judge said Jordan Dunn, 22, "bent it like Beckham" after he kicked the ball towards the goal West Ham United were defending at Upton Park against Tottenham Hotspur last month.

His shot was saved by West Ham's Spanish goalkeeper Adrian San Miguel del Castillo while the fan was chased by a steward amid cheers from the crowd on August 16.

He he apologised for a "moment of madness" as he pleaded guilty to a charge under Section 4 of the Football Offences Act 1991, which states that it is an offence to go onto the playing area without lawful authority or excuse.

He was ordered by the judge to pay a total of £305 but spared a ban from attending future matches.

Today an online appeal titled "Jordan Dunn FineRaiser" reached that amount after attracting 37 donations.

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