A shamefaced Celtic fan has been spared jail for invading the pitch and assaulting a Paris-Saint Germain player during last month’s Champions League match.
 
John Hatton, 21 from Northern Ireland, jumped over a metal railing and ran on to the pitch, assaulting PSG forward Kylian Mbappe by attempting to kick him. 


 
Hatton was then punched on the head by fellow supporter Anthony Lavelle as he was lead away by police and Lavelle was later fined £400.

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 Pictured: John Hatton

At Glasgow Sheriff Court Tesco deliver worker Hatton also pleaded guilty to behaviour likely to incite public disorder by approaching Mbappe at the Parkhead stadium on September 12.

Sheriff Diane McConnell handed him a community payback order with the conditions that he carries out 160 hours of unpaid work within six months and is supervised in the community for 18 months.

The sheriff also imposed a four year UK football banning order.
 
Last month Lavelle admitted punching Hatton on the head as he was being led from the stadium by police.
 
Sheriff Gill refused a Crown motion to impose a football banning order on him.
 
It's not the first time a fan has entered the field of play during a European match at Parkhead. AC Milan keeper Dida was slapped by a supporter in the 2-1 victory over the Italian giants in 2007.