A Newcastle United fan has been jailed for 12 months for punching a police horse in the face, reports Sky Sports. Barry Rogerson attacked the animal outside St James' Park after the game between Newcastle and Sunderland on 14 April 2013.
The unemployed 45-year-old, of Morpeth, Northumberland, pleaded guilty to a charge of violent disorder and was jailed at Newcastle Crown Court on Thursday.
Rogerson was also ordered to serve a six year football banning order.
The case was heard three days before the teams face each other at the Stadium of Light on Sunday.
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