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Ms Hammond said they were ‘not wearing any distinctive clothing or anything that would have identified them as to which team they supported’.Ten minutes before the end of the game Mr Rooney and his friend left and stopped at the gents toilets.The court heard how Smith, 34, followed them inside and told Mr Rooney: “You’re a f United fan”. He grabbed his head and ‘rammed’ it in into the urinal wall before running off.When Mr Rooney’s friend tried to run after him he was confronted by an unknown second man who was ‘aggressive and trying to start a fight’, the hearing heard.Ms Hammond said the victim was treated by club stewards and staff before being taken to hospital where his head wound was stitched.Full time carer Smith was later identified on CCTV and told officers that he accidentally banged into his brother, causing him to fall into Mr Rooney who then fell into the wall.Ms Hammond said there ‘clearly had to be premeditation and knowledge that this man was a Manchester United supporter’ and alcohol was ‘clearly consumed’.In a victim impact statement Mr Rooney said he was forced to take a week off work, had headaches and pain in his neck and was left with a scar in a ‘prominent position’ on his head.Police plea to Chorlton schools after children spotted ‘kicking cyclists to try to steal their bikes’Judge Philip Parry said Peter Smith’s actions were ‘utterly mind boggling’.The court heard how Smith was on licence from prison when he attacked Paul Rooney after being jailed for 27 months in December 2015 for supplying class A drugs.Judge Parry heard how Smith was now the full time carer for his 66 year old mother who has terminal cancer and his ‘gravely ill father’ who also suffers from cancer.(Image: UGC MEN)A letter from Rev Anthony Roberts, the vicar at Holy Trinity Church in Oswaldtwistle, said Smith was a ‘trustworthy young man’ and praised his commitment to his mother.However the judge told Smith that he had ‘no one to blame but yourself’ after sending him to jail.Sentencing, he said: “For whatever reason you decided that you had violence on your mind and you dished it out to the unfortunate Mr Rooney.Tears in public gallery as three people deny murdering children in Salford house fire”Your family are quite frankly baffled that you came out of prison, no doubt having sworn to them that you learnt your lesson and would never go back, and on this day at Ewood Park something took hold of you to then take hold of Mr Rooney and slam his head into the wall. For your family it must be utterly mind boggling as to why you did what you did.”To ram somebody’s head into a wall seems to me to be just as equal as to pick up a brick and hit it on somebody’s head.”Like a coward you ran away having seen no doubt your actions caused his head to split and blood to pour out..