Red-faced bossed of a League One football club were forced to apologise after they advertised a Father’s Day stadium tour – using a picture of a notorious HOOLIGAN.
Wolverhampton Wanderers FC put the ad for the event in a free magazine which was distributed to thousands of homes.
But alongside the ad, the club used a picture of a cheering fan who turned out to be convicted thug Paul Gregory who was been banned from matches for three years.
He was pictured in the April and May edition of the free Wolverhampton West Magazine which is distributed to 24,500 homes across the city.
The 32-year-old, from Perton, Staffs., was found guilty of using threatening behaviour with intent after he clashed with fans from local rivals Walsall FC on September 3 last year.
Gregory was convicted of shouting at rival fans while swaggering down the middle of a road with his arms outstretched.
JPs banned him from going to games for three years and ordered to pay #260 costs.
Yesterday (Tue) it emerged Gregory was hauled before magistrates in 2009 for breaking a previous ban on attending games.
The club yesterday apologised for the blunder and promised to review the process of using fan’s pictures in future.
Club spokesman Matt Grayson said: “We apologise for any offence caused.
“We take thousands of pictures every year and it’s then a challenge to review these images based on who has subsequently been subject to a banning order or a similar offence.
“However, we will be reviewing the process in light of this.”