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Scotland fans learn fate after abusing England coach

A Scottish rugby fan who hurled abuse at England rugby coach Eddie Jones as he left a railway station has narrowly avoided jail.

Jones was at Manchester’s Oxford road station the day after Scotland beat England 25-13 in the Six Nations in February.

Manchester magistrates court heard he was jostled by Dale Cleeton, 25, and his three Scottish friends as he headed for his chauffeur- driven car.



Initially seeking a selfie, they turned nasty – with sozzled Cleeton branding the shocked Australian a “baldy ****”.

The builder, from Edinburgh, who failed to attend court citing “ financial reasons” admitted using threatening behaviour and was ordered to pay £234.

Jones initially declined to comment, but police were called after footage of the incident went viral.

Magistrate Mark Aspden said: “This case is particularly unpleasant.

“This was a group action but was short in duration.”

Cleeton was fined £54, ordered to pay prosecution costs of £150 and a victim surcharge of £30.

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