Dad banned from all football matches after crushing stewards head in metal door
A man filmed slamming a football stewards head into a steel door has been banned from attending all future matches held in England and Wales.
David Morgan, 48, was on a boys day out with his teenage son when he flew into a rage and attacked the steward.
A court heard how Morgan had split from his sons mother two months earlier and it was the first time they had gone out together alone since.
He took his son to the Huddersfield and Cardiff City match as a treat but it descended into violence.
Security cameras captured the moment Morgan lashed out, sprinting towards the metal door just as steward David Motherway leaned out of it.
Prosecutor Matthew Thomas said Morgan was being removed from the ground at the time after a fight broke out between Cardiff fans.
Mr Thomas said: While outside the ground he acted aggressively and used words to the effect of: “I will take you all on”.
The court was shown the video of Morgan charging the door and crushing the stewards head, leaving him bleeding and concussed.
Train company worker Morgan was later arrested and was said to be shocked after viewing the footage.
He was trying to build a relationship with his son at the time, after splitting from the boys mother after 29 years of marriage.
He had been drinking in the lead up to the attack, which meant his memory of the event was hazy, the court heard.
Mr Thomas said: When he saw the CCTV he was clearly shocked at seeing his actions, saying he couldnt remember what he did.
He is very remorseful for his actions. He has offered to apologise.