Accrington Stanley’s ‘Ultras’ group leader could be banned from the ground for up to 10 years if he is found guilty of public order offences.
Jason Graham, 36, of Avenue Parade, Accrington, was charged with being drunk and disorderly, resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer following Stanley’s televised game with Newcastle last Wednesday.
The charges relate to an incident at the end of the cup match where Graham is alleged to have assaulted an officer as police arrested another fan for allegedly throwing a till roll.
The end of the game saw five arrests as Reds fans clashed with police.
The club’s website has been full of messages of support for Graham, who organises away trips for Stanley fans.
Stanley safety officer Mick Schultz said: "I wouldn’t like to comment on this case because it’s subject to an ongoing police investigation.
"If the ground regulations are broken, then it results in a banning order. If the police demand a banning order then our hands are tied."
According to the Home Office, banning orders can range from between three and 10 years.
Daniel Cruickshank, 18, of Church Street, Accrington was also charged with throwing a missile onto the pitch.
Two 33-year-olds were given penalty notices for being drunk and disorderly and a 15-year-old boy was reprimanded for using insulting words or threatening behaviour. Three Newcastle fans were also charged with invading the Crown Ground pitch. All are due to appear before Hyndburn Magistrates on September 8.