Climate change activist who tied himself to goalpost during Everton vs Newcastle match last season handed six-week prison sentence

The club was recently handed 300,000 pounds fine by FA.

SportsTiger StaffAuthor

Updated - 01 October 2022 12:05 PM

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Everton has seen number of pitch invasions during their games lately. The English football club has also been handed 300,000 pounds ($331,920) fine by the Football Association (FA) for the behaviour of their fans for their last season’s Premier League clash against Crystal Palace.

Similarly, the pitch invasion from last season’s Everton vs Newcastle clash at the Goodison Park, the invader has been handed a jail sentence. The climate change activist named Louis McKechnie tied himself to the goalpost during the game time. This incident which brought a halt to the game for about 8 minutes, ran out to the pitch and tied himself to the goalpost using a metal zip-tie. The 21-year-old has been handed six-week prison sentence and three-year football ban order.   

The young activist was reported to be protesting for the civil resistance group 'Just Stop Oil', which wants the government to stop using or exploiting fossil fuels.

However, McKechnie is said to have already completed his jail sentence as he has been under custody since July. Apart from the three-year ban from football, he also has been handed 50 pounds punishment for entering the field of play.  

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