Comedian cautioned for comedy pitch appearance

Thursday April 4, 2013

Simon Brodkin, aka Lee Nelson, has escaped prosecution after he duped security at a Premier League match and limbered up alongside star players.

Simon, 35, who has his own BBC Three sketch show, Lee Nelson's Well Good Show, was given a conditional caution at North Liverpool Community Justice Centre following the stunt. 

The comedian had dressed as one of his characters, footballer Jason Bent, to blend in with the likes of England's Joe Hart and Gareth Barry ahead of kick-off ahead of Manchester City's away game against Everton at Goodison Park on March 16.

The qualified doctor was later charged with going on to the playing area, contrary to the Football Offences Act.

The judge agreed to the charge being withdrawn and Simon was issued with a six-month conditional caution.

Funnyman Simon left the court in his Jason Bent persona, accompanied by a glamorous Wag-style "girlfriend" called Crystal, and read a series of jokes in a Liverpool accent. "I've got a lot of people I want to thank. Firstly Carlos Tevez for giving me a lift into court this morning," he said.

"Crystal, who's been there for me every step of the way ever since we met in the hotel last night. Thanks also to the judge, who was sat on the bench but unfortunately didn't get a game."

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