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Football Thug Jailed After Attacking Former Premier League Star with Metal Bucket in Shocking Pitch Invasion

Incident Leaves Middlesbrough Keeper Tom Glover Injured and Requiring Stitches

A football thug has been sentenced to jail for hitting Middlesbrough goalkeeper Tom Glover in the face with a metal bucket. The incident occurred during a local derby between Melbourne City and Melbourne Victory last December. Glover, who previously played for Tottenham Hotspur, was left concussed and needed ten stitches to treat the injury. The attack has had a lasting impact on Glover, who still bears a scar from the assault.

Alex Agelopoulos Receives Three-Month Prison Sentence

Alex Agelopoulos, a Melbourne Victory fan, has been sentenced to three months in prison after pleading guilty to violent disorder. The Melbourne magistrates court described the attack as staining the very fabric of football in Australia. The incident occurred during a pitch invasion, with Agelopoulos launching the metal bucket filled with sand at Glover. The 23-year-old has been nicknamed "Bucket Man" by the Australian media.

Agelopoulos to Face Trial Once Again in December

Despite being freed on bail after an appeal, Agelopoulos will face trial once again in December. The incident has had a lasting effect on Glover, who now feels wary whenever he steps onto the pitch. Glover spent five seasons with Tottenham before returning home to join Melbourne City in 2019. He made 106 appearances for the Australian team before signing for Middlesbrough in July.

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