Alex Agelopoulos: Violent pitch invader from Melbourne to plead guilty

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Lawyers for Melbourne man Alex Agelopoulos, have told the courts he will plead guilty for the pitch invasion attack on Melbourne City goalkeeper Tom Glover, on December 17 at AAMI Park.

Prosecutors have said Mr Agelopoulos should be sent to jail for the metal bucket attack against the goalkeeper, who suffered a concussion and lacerations to his face.

Mr Agelopoulos’s barrister, Dermot Dann KC, has argued against jail time for the attacker, according to ABC News.

Melbourne Magistrates Court heard Mr Agelopoulos would plead guilty to “violent disorder and entering a sporting competition space without a reasonable excuse” in exchange for other charges being dropped.

Mr Dann said in court, Mr Agelopoulos was “very immature” and “poorly educated”, and has undergone anger management “rehabilitation” since the attack.

Alex Agelopoulo. Photo: Victoria Police.

The court heard Mr Agelopoulos was banned by Football Victoria in 2016 for five years. He was involved in an incident where fans disrupted a match between Melbourne Victory and South Melbourne, reported ABC News.

Melbourne City goalkeeper Tom Glover. Photo: Darrian Traynor.

At the time of the attack, television and security cameras captured Mr Agelopoulos picking up a large metal bucket filled with sand and throwing it at Mr Glover’s head.

Mr Agelopoulos handed himself in to the Police on December 19 over the pitch invasion at a derby match between Melbourne City and Melbourne Victory on December 17 at AAMI Park.

Mr Agelopoulos will face a sentencing hearing later this month.

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