Tommy Robinson Once Again In Court

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Former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson has appeared in court in a legal battle to avoid being banned from England football matches.
Robinson, 36, confirmed his personal details and his nationality as English as he appeared at Luton Magistrates’ Court.
He was caught on camera punching a man who was then knocked to the ground ahead of England’s 3-1 defeat to the Netherlands in the Portuguese city of Guimaraes in the Nations League semi-final.
Bedfordshire Police are working with the UK Football Policing Unit in an attempt to hand him a football banning order.

The banning order would see Robinson,  banned from attending all football matches in the UK and abroad for up to 5 years as well as having to report to a police station with his passport during an International away match.

 Robinson claimed he was acting in self-defence but video footage that went viral clearly shows differently to those who have viewed the images.

The civil case is seeking a banning order under the Football Spectators Act 1989.

The case was adjourned until January 17 and the full hearing was set for March 24.

District Judge Leigh Smith told Robinson: “I am going to adjourn this matter to January 17 when you will appear before the court for a further case management hearing.

“You are not the subject of criminal proceedings. There is no issue of bail. You are free to go.”