Celtic fan John Hatton has been spared a jail sentence after attempting to kick Paris Saint Germain star Kylian Mbappe during their UEFA Champions League group stage clash, according to a report on the Daily Record.

The 21-year-old pitch invader managed to get onto the playing surface after leaping over a metal railing.

The incident occurred in the 40th minute when French giants PSG had just scored their third of the night.

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Luckily, the invader made no actual physical contact with Mbappe and was escorted off the pitch by police and was later fined £400.

Hatton pleaded guilty to behaviour likely to incite public disorder by approaching Mbappe at the Parkhead ground.

Sheriff Diane McConnell spared him a prison sentence and handed him a community payback order.

Sheriff McConell told Hatton: “It is fortunate the player you targeted wasn’t struck or injured but he must have been greatly alarmed.

“Clearly there was considerable potential for serious large scale disorder as a consequence of your actions.

“Indeed, I am told some disorder did follow upon your conduct and the crowd became hostile as a consequence of what you did.”

Hatton has been banned by Celtic from attending matches for the rest of his life.

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