12/02/2022

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Two men jailed following violent disorder at the Cardiff CityStadium

Two men have been jailed following violent disorder at the Cardiff City vs Millwall football match at the Cardiff City Stadium.

Kevin Ellis, 60, was sentenced to 12 months for his actions in the Millwall end at a match

His son Kane Ellis, 20, was sentenced to 9 months in a young offenders’ institution.

Both men from Catford, London, admitted a charge of affray and are banned from attending football matches for eight years and six years retrospectively.

Five other Millwall FC supporters – Cory Ellis, 19, Conor Barton, 33, Joe Down, 35, Darren Grieveson, 47 and Mitchell Wilcox, 21 – also admitted affray and were handed six-month suspended sentences.

They are also banned from attended football matches for four years and must carry out 180 hours of unpaid work.

Newport Crown Court heard yesterday (Monday, October 24) that during the match on August 21, 2021, two stewards asked Millwall fan Cory Ellis to stop making aeroplane gestures and chanting about the death of Emiliano Sala.

Cory Ellis and his father Kevin Ellis then began arguing with the stewards.

CCTV footage showed Cory Ellis’ brother Kane Ellis pushing one steward down concrete stairs and Kevin Ellis punching another steward 11 times.

A number of away supporters rushed over, and stewards were pushed to the ground – some falling down steep stairs and over rows of seats.

Detective Inspector Michael Greaves, from South Wales Police, said: “South Wales Police will not tolerate any kind of violence or abuse towards stewards who are essentially public servants, working hard to keep the Cardiff City Stadium a safe place for all.

“The overwhelming majority of visiting fans to the Cardiff City Stadium are well-behaved and passionate about their club and no doubt both home and away fans were left shocked by this incident.

“Whenever there is evidence of football-related disorder or violence we always pursue those responsible in order that appropriate action is taken.”

 

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