A WOMAN who punched a man in the face at this year’s Scottish Cup final has been banned from attending football matches for a year.
Josephine Perry, 49, from Edinburgh, was given the football banning order at Glasgow Sheriff Court today, after being convicted of assault.
Her victim asked a man who was standing in front of him to sit down during the match between Hibs and Celtic at Hampden on May 26, prosecutors said.
Police arrested Perry, who was sitting next to the standing man, when she turned around and punch the complainer in the face.
Stephen Ferguson, football liaison prosecutor for the west of Scotland, said: “The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service is absolutely determined to play its part in confronting problems of disorder associated with football matches. Such assaults are totally unacceptable and will not be tolerated.
“Football fans should be able to attend matches without fear of violence and we will continue to prosecute anyone indulging in such behaviour and ensure they are brought to justice.”