'Worst violence seen on a football pitch': Player punched opponent causing three facial fractures
An amateur footballer punched a rival player, causing three facial fractures, in what the referee described as the "worst violence" he had seen on the pitch.
Tendai Bwanali (22) was playing for Groby Town against Wigston Plough Rovers when the incident happened, on Sunday, January 10.
Leicester Crown Court was told there had been some contact on the pitch between the two before the defendant felled his victim with one punch.
The injured player had to have two metal plates inserted into his face to repair fractures to his cheekbone, sinus bone and the floor of his eye socket. In a... read more
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