Nottingham Forest fan 'threw flare because he feared it could his asthma'
A Forest fan has been excused a football ban after saying he threw a flare when fearing it could spark off his asthma.
Mental health care worker Ross Osborne told a court that a drunk friend picked it up during a pre-season friendly between his side and Notts County.
He took it off him and tried to hurl it into the Meadow Lane car park. But he claimed it hit the roof of the Jimmy Sirrel Stand shortly after Forest scored a goal during the match on July 23.
"I didn't throw it at anybody or aim it towards anybody. It threw it to try and aim towards the car park.
"First of all I am... read more
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