Arsenal fan charged for throwing banana onto pitch at north London derby

Emirates Stadium

Emirates Stadium - Credit: Archant

A man has been charged with throwing a banana on to the pitch at the north London derby between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal on March 3.

Thomas Flint, 23, a carpenter of Brantwood Gardens, Enfield, will appear at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court on April 12, Scotland Yard said.

He is charged with throwing a missile on to the playing area during the Premier League match at White Hart Lane, and using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour or disorderly behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress.

Mr Flint, who is understood to be an Arsenal fan, is on bail.

Arsenal said that if the individual charged was found guilty, he would be banned from the Emirates Stadium.