Welling football hooligan sentenced for violence at match which saw punch thrown at Crystal Palace eagle

PUBLISHED: 10:14 01 May 2017 | UPDATED: 10:14 01 May 2017

Sam Donnegan

Sam Donnegan


Violence broke out among Charlton Athletic fans at the match in Selhurst Park in September 2015

Four football fans have been sentenced for their roles in violence which broke out in a south London derby in 2015.

During the match between Crystal Palace and Charlton Athletic in September 2015, violence broke out and a punch was thrown at Palace’s American Bald Eagle mascot, Kayla.

Eltham 36-year-old Daniel Boylett fought with stewards, and threw a punch at the bird of prey, shortly after it had finished a flying display around Selhurst park before the game.

On Friday, he was jailed for 21 months and issued with a six-year order banning him from going to football matches.

Sam Donnegan, 25, of Porthkerry Avenue, Welling, was arrested after throwing a traffic cone towards rival Palace fans in Holmesdale Road, Croydon.

He was found guilty of affray, and washanded a nine month prison sentence, suspended for two years.

Donnegan must complete 150 hours of unpaid work, pay £1,000 in costs and was slapped with a three-year Football Banning Order.

Colin Kitto, 49 of Middle Park Avenue, Eltham SE9 was jailed for 18 months after previously being found guilty of committing violent disorder on Clifton Road in Selhurst prior to the game. He was also issued a six-year Football Banning Order.

A fourth man, Billy Cowcher, 32, Eltham was jailed for 12 months, suspended for two years, given 200 hours unpaid work requirement, and ordered to pay £1,000 costs after previously pleading guilty to violent disorder inside Selhurst Park, after he attacked stewards. He was given a three-year Football Banning Order.

Croydon cop Det Sgt Andy Collin said: “Violence amongst supporters has no place in football; be it before, during or after a match. The trial judge described the violence that night as serious and sustained.

“These sentences show that anyone who chooses to engage in violence will be pursued by officers and placed before the courts to answer for their behaviour. Twenty-one people have now been sentenced for their part in that night’s disorder.”

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