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Fan who threw bucket at goalkeeper jailed in Australia

The Melbourne Victory fan who threw a bucket of sand in the face of Melbourne City goalkeeper Tom Glover during a violent pitch invasion at an A-League match last year has been jailed for three months.

Glover was left bloodied and concussed after being struck in the face by the bucket as Victory fans stormed the Melbourne Rectangular Stadium pitch last December in protest at the sale of the playoff finals to Sydney for four years.

Alex Agelopoulos, 23, was sentenced to three months in prison by a Melbourne magistrate for his role in the incident and banned from attending any event at the stadium for five years, Australian Associated Press reported.

“You and your cohort have stained the very fabric of football in Australia,” Magistrate Rosemary Falla told him.

“There is no place for this type of offending in any sport, especially a sport you claim to love.”

Agelopoulos, who was also…

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