Greek Australian Melbourne pitch invader dubbed ‘Bucket Man’ banned from games


The Melbourne Victory supporter dubbed ‘Bucket Man’ has faced court via video link from Newcastle. The magistrate questioned where Alex Agelopoulos was during today's appearance. Lawyers for bucket man say he'll be back in Melbourne soon.

Alex Agelopoulos, 23, faced Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday to ask for his bail conditions to be changed to allow him to live at an address in Northcote in Melbourne’s inner northeast.

Mr Agelopoulos is banned from soccer games.

He appeared via video, telling the court he was currently on “vacation” in Newcastle, New South Wales. He was represented by lawyer Martin Amad.

Mr. Agelopoulos is barred from All soccer games after handing himself in on December 19 when police released images of people they wanted to speak to over the pitch invasion at AAMI Park two days earlier.

Mr Agelopoulos is accused of hurling a bucket of sand at Melbourne City goalkeeper Tom Glover.

The incident occurred during the derby match between Melbourne City and Melbourne Victory on December 17, with more than 150 people storming the field at the 20th minute.

GCT Team

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