Hackney Marshes footballer ordered gang attack on manager

Former Homerton FC player urged accomplices to beat up manager for cutting him from the squad

A former Homerton FC footballer who organised a gang attack on his manager in revenge for being dropped has been spared jail.

Travaise Allison, 23, urged accomplices including Ezron Gibbons, 21, to beat up Kenton Murray for cutting him from the squad.

Mr Murray was smashed above the eye with a bottle, kicked and punched in Chatsworth Road, Lower Clapton, in September 2009.

Gibbons, of Ashenden Road, Lower Clapton, and Allison, of Kidbrooke, south east London, pleaded guilty at Snaresbrook Crown Court to actual bodily harm.

Both were given suspended sentences and ordered to pay Mr Murray �1,000 compensation.

Homerton Rangers FC play their home games on Hackney Marshes and compete in the East London Sunday Football League.