A Tayside rugby coach who assaulted a child during an Angus match was admonished by a sheriff after a three-month good behaviour order.
However, a court heard Keith Richiardi may still be subject to a listing restriction by Discloure Scotland in the wake of the conviction.
Earlier this year, Richiardi was found guilty after trial of a “technical” assault against the youngster, after he ran onto the Carnoustie pitch and remonstrated with the child after believing the player had his son in a headlock.
The incident happened during a match at an Angus rugby festival on December 1 last year, when former firefighter Richiardi “saw red”.
Richiardi, of Balmerino Place, Dundee, told the trial in evidence that he was concerned about a possible neck injury to his son and believed the match referee had not seen the incident.
He told the trial: “I was angry the coach within me went for a moment or two I was just a dad concerned for the health of my son.”
Richiardi, 60, appeared back before Sheriff Gregor Murray at Forfar having been the subject of a good behaviour order since his conviction.
Defence solicitor Gary Foulis said Richiardi had spoken to the rugby club president the day after his conviction and had been censured and suspended for two months.
He said the accused had resigned from coaching and has no direct involvement with the players, but remains very much involved in arranging fixtures on the club’s behalf.
Sheriff Murray told Richiardi: “Essentially what we have here is a moment of utter madness.”
He said that in the circumstances he was prepared to take the step of admonishing Richiardi.