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Derby County fan banned after iPro pitch invasion

Joshua Gregory
Image caption Gregory said it had been a "moment of madness"

A man has been banned from football matches for three years, after running onto the pitch following a match between Derby and Nottingham Forest.

Joshua Gregory, 23, of Chaddesden, pleaded guilty to pitch encroachment and a public order offence, after being arrested on 17 January.

He also approached a number of Forest players after the final whistle at the iPro Stadium.

Derby County said it would "not tolerate this type of behaviour."

At Southern Derbyshire Magistrates' Court, Gregory was also ordered to do 200 hours unpaid community work and is banned from any England national match.

Gregory told the BBC: "[It was] one moment of madness, the biggest mistake of my life.

"I just want to say how sorry I am to the Derby fans, Forest fans, Derby players, Forest players and also the Derby board and Forest board."

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Image caption The pitch invasion happened at the end of the match at iPro stadium in Derby on 17 January

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