Birmingham City issue lifetime ban to Jack Grealish attacker Paul Mitchell
He will never set foot in St Andrews again
Birmingham City have issued a lifetime ban to Paul Mitchell, who attacked Jack Grealish during the Second City derby on Sunday afternoon.
CLUB STATEMENT - Supporter bans
Birmingham City Football Club welcomes the sentence handed down to Paul Mitchell by Birmingham Magistrates today.
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Mitchell, 27, was sentenced to 14 weeks in prison this afternoon, and the club have now compounded that sentence with a lifetime ban from St Andrews' stadium.
Birmingham City have issued a statement, welcoming the sentence given to Mitchell, condemning his actions on Sunday.
"Birmingham City Football Club welcomes the sentence handed down to Paul Mitchell by Birmingham Magistrates today," the statement reads.
"What he did was unacceptable and has no place in football.
"The Club can confirm that Mr Mitchell is banned from our home ground, the St. Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium, for life. And nor will he have access to purchase tickets for away games involving Birmingham City Football Club, or have tickets purchased on his behalf.
"The Club has also banned another supporter for life for a series of vile and malicious Tweets on social media, relating to Jack Grealish and his family.
"The individual in question remains the subject of an ongoing investigation by West Midlands Police.
"Birmingham City FC rejects all forms of anti-social behaviour. We will not tolerate the kind of incidents we have seen during and since Sunday’s derby fixture against Aston Villa Football Club.
"Any further comment from the Club on other issues will be released in due course."