AFC Wimbledon pensioner arrested for throwing banana at referee

Posted by - January 27, 2013 - League Two, Oddballs

Before we start, the referee was white and the incident was in no way racially motivated. Now that’s cleared up, this is wonderfully funny!

AFC Wimbledon have revealed that a 74-year-old man was arrested and released on bail after referee Graham Scott was struck with a banana thrown from the crowd.

The referee laughed when he picked up the fruit, but the guilty pensioner was caught be the nick after trying to leave the ground at half time.

Police Officer Sam Cunningham had this to say:

We saw the banana thrown on to the pitch and then reviewed television coverage. It appears a supporter was angered by a decision by the referee and aimed a banana at him.

It was not aimed anywhere near any player.

How can be sure? If he is an old boy, perhaps his aim is just off kilter?

Image: Fernando Stankuns