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Liverpool Fan Who Pushed Local Into Barcelona Fountain Receives Lengthy Ban

Liverpool Fan Who Pushed Local Into Barcelona Fountain Receives Lengthy Ban

A Liverpool supporter who pushed a local man into a fountain in Barcelona before the Champions League semi-final between the two clubs has been banned from attending football matches for three years.

Footage of the incident was widely circulated on social media at the time, and appeared to show a man amongst a group of Liverpool fans in the Spanish city pushing an innocent bystander into a fountain.

His actions were condemned by football supporters of all creeds, with Liverpool chief executive Peter Moore tweeting:

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We proudly sing that we've conquered all of Europe.

But let's treat this beautiful city with the respect that it deserves, and act in a manner that is befitting of LFC.

By all means have a good time, but we are Liverpool, and as such, let's visit here with grace and humility.

Anthony Mullen, 57, has now been banned for the incident after Merseyside Police applied for a Football Banning Order. One week after his actions in Barcelona, Mullen would go on to pull down the trousers of an Anfield steward.

The ban also stops the individual in question from being within a two mile radius of Anfield on match days, or travelling to a city Liverpool are playing in.

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Gary Connaughton

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