West Ham pitch invader says 10-year ban doesn't bother him

By Rob Virtue on August 18, 2014 5:08 PM |

The West Ham fan who ran on the pitch against Tottenham to take a free-kick said he was prepared for a lengthy ban.

Jordan Dunn was arrested and charged over the incident on Saturday.

The 22-year-old from Dover told The Mirror:"I could be looking at a 10-year-ban and even a £5000 fine. The ban wouldn't bother me whatsoever but obviously the money would.

"My mum's not too happy, but she had a little laugh about it."

The incident came as Tottenham were preparing to take a free-kick during their 1-0 win at Upton Park.

Dunn, who is due to appear in court on September 1, ran on the pitch and kicked the ball but West Ham keeper Adrian saved it.

"I thought no one else was shooting, so I might as well," he said.

"I think I ran about 80 yards. I don't remember looking at any players - I only had my eyes on the ball.

"If I had used my right I probably would have fallen over. It wasn't a bad strike though.

"I just wish I'd used the outside of my right foot and buried it bottom corner."