By Kieran Jackson For Mailonline
Published: 18:43 BST, 17 September 2019 | Updated: 19:00 BST, 17 September 2019
A football fan who was caught on camera appearing to kick and punch Sunderland star Luke O'Nien was today banned from all football grounds for three years.
A court heard Portsmouth supporter David Oppitz, hurled abusive language at a female steward who was trying to escort him from the League One play-off match following the incident.
The unemployed father of four, who describes himself as a 'huge fan with a strong passion for football' called the steward a 'c***' and a 'vile s**g' after being told he would be ejected from the ground.
David Oppitz was banned for three years from all football stadiums on Tuesday
Sunderland player Luke O'Nien falls over the advertising hoardings at Fratton Park
Oppitz (R) appears to approach O'Nien who is on the floor and appears to kick the midfielder
Oppitz (middle) went onto the pitch at Fratton Park and was caught doing so live on TV
The 51-year-old was caught during the 0-0 second leg draw in May, seeming to kick and punch at right back O'Nein after he fell into the stands during the televised match.
TV cameras then caught Oppitz, who attended the match at Fratton Park with two of his sons, attempting to put a leg over the advertising boards on the edge of the pitch.