A BARNSLEY fan is facing a ban from watching football matches after being arrested last year.

Aaron Clarke, 20, of Thurnscoe, was arrested for being threatening and abusive during a game away at West Brom on May 7 last year

Clarke, who failed to appear for his trial on Friday, was convicted at Walsall Magistrates’ Court for an offence of being drunk in a designated sports ground and for an offence of harassment.

The matter was proved in his absence and he was convicted of the offences following the hearing.

The case was adjourned for reports and to consider making a football banning order under section 14A of the Football Spectators Act 1989.