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Soldier banned for Cupid streak

James Miller
James Miller was also fined

A soldier has been banned from Blackburn Rovers Ewood Park ground for three years for disrupting a match on Valentine's Day.

James Miller, 20, ran across the pitch wearing boxers shorts and carrying a Cupid bow and arrow and red roses.

Miller, of Accrington, said he disrupted the FA Cup game against Coventry to impress his girlfriend, who then ended their relationship.

He admitted encroaching onto a playing area and was also fined 200.

The disruption led to five minutes of extra time played at the end of the game, in which Rovers scored an equaliser.

Blackburn magistrates also ordered that Miller, a craftsman in the Light Dragoons, pay 60 costs and a 15 victim surcharge.



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