An amateur footballer has been jailed for one year after intentionally breaking an opponent’s leg during a Sunday League match.
Nathaniel Kerr was playing for Longsight team AFC Gold Cup when he broke Stuart Parsons’s ankle in two places before launching verbal abuse at his opponent during a game on August 30 last year.
The 27-year-old was arrested and charged with wounding with intent a few weeks after the incident occurred, and later pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of causing grievous bodily harm.
“Kerr has shown absolutely no remorse for his vicious attack, calling the victim a ‘wimp’ and verbally abusing him as he was lying in agony on the pitch,” ITV News quotes PC Louise Spencer of Greater Manchester Police as saying.
Kerr, who has played league football for Rotherham United, has been convicted before for violent behaviour.