A former captain of Hampton and Richmond Football Club has been jailed for a year for his involvement in a mass brawl between football fans.

Dean Wells, 25, from Isleworth, was sentenced for 12 months after pleading guilty to a charge of affray for his part in the fight between Brentford and Leyton Orient supporters outside Liverpool Street station last May.

He was sentenced at the Old Bailey on Wednesday.

Judge Timothy Pontius branded a “disgraceful display of violence”.

However, the football club, based in Beaver Close, Hampton, said it stood by Wells, who has made more than 300 appearances for the team since he joined in 2004.

A statement issued by the club said:”Whilst the club are disappointed with his involvement in this incident, during his six years at the club his contribution both as a player and captain has been exemplary both on and off the field.”