Fan ban for running onto field on taking a selfie with Mbappe

A football fan was fined in France for running onto the field during a Ligue 1 game in Toulouse and taking a selfie with hero, Kylian Mbappe.

The fan seized his photo opportunity in added time at the end of the first half on 31 March with the match still goalless.

He has been fined 1,500 euros and banned from football grounds for six months, his lawyer, Mathieu Peter, told AFP in Thursday.

The prosecutor in Toulouse had requested a 500 euro fine and a one-year stadium ban.

In France, “entering a sports stadium playground disrupting the conduct of the competition” carries a maximum punishment of one year in prison and a 15,000 euro fine.

Peter said that his client, only wanted “a selfie and jersey” from Mbappe and ran on when he heard a whistle blow which he thought signalled the end of the match.

The fan got his photo but his efforts was all tarnished because after taking the picture he was grabbed and was arrested, the police confiscated his phone.

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