A Sheffield Wednesday fan who mocked the death of young mascot Bradley Lowery during a match against Sunderland has been spared jail.
Dale Houghton has been given a 12-week prison sentence suspended for 18 months at Sheffield Magistrates Court.
The football yob who mocked Bradley Lowery – who died from neuroblastoma in 2017 – by holding up an image of him while laughing in a bid to goad Sunderland fans has been banned from local sports teams and pubs.
He was sacked from his job as a window fitter as a result of his behaviour and has been kicked off his local football team, Joker Wickersley Youth CC, and the cricket team, Wickersley Old Village Cricket Club.
The actions of Dale Houghton (left) who mocked the death of mascot Bradley Lowery during a match against his favourite team were ‘utterly deplorable’, a judge has previously said
Dale Houghton arriving at Sheffield Magistrates Court today to be sentenced