A racist who viciously assaulted and abused stewards and police officers during England’s pre-World Cup friendly with Switzerland at Wembley received a 13-month prison sentence.

Jack Scotter, 27, from Plumstead, appeared at Harrow Crown Court on Friday (December 9) and pleaded guilty to four counts of racially aggravated common assault and two counts of assaulting an emergency worker.

A statement from the Metropolitan Police detailed how, when ejected from the game on March 26, 2022, a drunken Scotter subjected stewards to racist abuse before subjecting them to violence – spitting, punching, kicking and headbutting them.

When officers attended the scene, Jack Scotter spat in the eye of an officer before assaulting another officer by headbutting them.

Following Scotter’s jailing, the unit of the Metropolitan Police that deals with policing football tweeted: “As those of us lucky enough to have an evening off work look forward to England’s World Cup Quarter Final against France, one football supporter will be spending his first full day in prison after being convicted of racist violence during a pre-tournament friendly at Wembley”.