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Update: Man pleads guilty to Wembley Stadium death

Friday, 18 November, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Ian Mytton, a 41-year-old man from Redditch, Worcestershire, has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of a Cardiff City football fan in September.

Michael Dye, aged 44, died following a scuffle outside Wembley Stadium’s Gate C. On the night of the incident Mr Dye, a stonemason and father-of-three, was rushed to Northwick Park Hospital with a fractured skull, but succumbed to his injuries soon after.

Mytton appeared at the Old Bailey via video link from prison to enter his guilty plea.

While the attack was initially claimed to be a result of in-fighting between Welsh fans, there is a great debate on the Cardiff City forum over Mytton’s motive. It is being argued that he is actually an England fan and supporter of Aston Villa.

If this is true, then one poster suggests that Mytton might have deliberately gone to the Welsh fan’s turnstile to launch the attack. Another poster claims he knows of Mytton’s allegiance to Villa because he has “two good mates serving time with him at Blakenhurst”, while a third states that he was thought to be “of previous good character.”

Mytton is due to be sentenced on 21st December.

  1. Stephen Harland
    Friday, 18 November, 2011 at 11:03 AM

    oh for christ sakes.. this is FOOTBALL, not some sort of WAR. Why do people get so stupidly aggressive and protective over a bunch of other blokes running around kicking a ball? And worse, when they’ll actually HATE someone that doesn’t follow the same “allegiance” they do.

  2. Friday, 18 November, 2011 at 8:57 PM

    Human nature I guess…pride can often lead to violence. It is why we have war. And some people evidently find it hard to tell if something is worth fighting for or not…but those blokes on the forum do have a point. They are upset that a) the “truth” (if what they say is true) is being witheld from the public eye and that b) they feel tainted as a result. They don’t want people thinking silly taffy fighting themselves and they want the truth for the sake of the victim’s family.

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