Football thugs sentenced after violent pub brawl around Brighton vs Palace clash

Wild footage showed a violent brawl erupting after Brighton’s Premier League win over Crystal Palace earlier this year.

The Seagulls had beaten their rivals 1-0 back on March 15 when football thugs rained punches down on security guards outside a pub in Brighton. The video in question helped convict Calum Adams, 28, along with his sister Daisy, 23, and her ex Oliver Treagus, 22.

They came to blows with security after being denied entry to a pub near the station, where Palace supporters had been drinking after the evening fixture. Calum had his matchday ticket cancelled earlier in the day, having verbally abused Palace fans and police near the pub before returning in the evening to spark violent scenes.

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Footage seen by Daily Star Sport showed the intoxicated trio attempting to punch and slap the security guards several times over the course of the altercation, which lasted over a minute. They admitted affray at Brighton Magistrates Court before being sent to Lewes Crown Court for sentencing.

Labourer Calum from Brighton was jailed for six months and banned from football matches for six years. Shop worker Daisy was sentenced to an 18-month community order with 15 Rehabilitation Activity Requirement sessions and a £200 fine.

Window cleaner Treagus of North Chailey was sentenced to 150 hours of unpaid work as part of an 18-month community order. He must also pay a £200 fine, and a four-year Football Banning Order was imposed.

The court was told how the incident started at around 5.45pm when Calum confronted a group of Crystal Palace fans who had left Brighton Station. After having his ticket cancelled, he returned to the pub at 9.30pm alongside his sister and Treagus, where a fight broke out.

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Speaking after the case, Sussex Police’s Dedicated Football Officer, Darren Balkham, said: “The behaviour of the Adams family and Treagus was appalling. Not only in how Calum spoke to officers before the match, but also in their drunken behaviour later in the night.

“As a result, Calum Adams and Oliver Treagus have been served with Football Banning Orders which prevent them accessing football matches. This case demonstrates our determination to catch offenders, and to ensure that football supporters and the wider public can attend matches or go about their business safely.”

Brighton travel to south London tonight (Thursday, December 21) for the latest Premier League clash between the two rivals. The Seagulls will move up two places to seventh with a victory, while Palace would jump three spots into 12th if they pick up a much-needed three points at home.

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