Comedian Simon Brodkin charged in Goodison Park pitch invader probe

Comedian Lee Nelson
Image caption The comedian will appear in court on 3 April under his real name Simon Brodkin

A comedian accused of going on to a football pitch and warming up with the Manchester City team has been charged.

Londoner Simon Brodkin, 35, star of BBC Three's Lee Nelson's Well Good Show, is charged with pitch encroachment under the Football Offences Act.

It comes after a man took to the pitch prior to Saturday's Everton v Manchester City Premier League match at Goodison Park in Liverpool.

Mr Brodkin will appear at Liverpool Community Justice Centre on 3 April.

Stewards noticed a man on the pitch dressed in a Manchester City kit before the kick-off. Police said it did not delay the start of the match, which Everton won 2-0.

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