A FAN who assaulted two stewards at a football match has been jailed. 

Ewan Corbett, 20, was arrested during Blackburn Rovers v Middlesbrough at Ewood Park on February 17. 

He was among a small section of supporters in the away section of the Darwen Stand.

 Stewards were attempting to remove a fan for poor behaviour when Corbett attacked them. 

Corbett punched a steward before pushing another steward over. 

Police quickly arrested him and he was charged with two offences of assault. 

Corbett, of Albermarie Drive, Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire, was sentenced at Preston Magistrates’ Court last week. 

He pleaded guilty to the offences and was given a 23-week prison sentence, a £115 victim surcharge and an eight year football banning order. 

PC Dan Fish, Lancashire Police’s Football Risk Management Officer, said: “The vast majority of football fans go to games to enjoy the matches and support their club. 

“Corbett’s actions against two stewards just doing their jobs were shocking and disgraceful. 

“This kind of behaviour cannot be tolerated and this kind of sentence shows the seriousness of behaving in this manner.”