See CCTV footage of a father and son, dressed as Princess Leia and Chewbacca from the Star Wars film franchise, fighting with a Manchester City fan at Piccadilly station in the city, shortly after the club’s 1-1 draw with Everton in October.
Manchester Evening News report that Robert and Cameron Hughes, part of a stag party group, had been on the ‘Transpennine Real Ale Trail’ which visits eight pubs on its route between the stops for Huddersfield and Stalybridge.
19-year-old student and City fan Connor Hughes, no relation, is said to have also been in a pub, watching the game at the Etihad with friends.
Apparently some inappropriate comments were exchanged and Cameron, 20, wearing a Chewbacca onesie, can be seen on the footage appearing to headbutt someone with Connor at the time.
Robert, 48, in white plastic boots with a pink bum bag wrapped around his dress, is then seemingly punched by Connor – a blow which knocks his Princess Leia wig off.
All three pleaded guilty to public order offences at Manchester magistrates’ court and were reported to have been sentenced to 12-month community orders with 150 hours of unpaid work, plus costs of £170.
Speaking to the court, Robert is quoted as saying:
It was a big mess, a big mix-up.
While his son, Cameron, reportedly commented:
I will not do anything like it again.
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