The prison sentences handed out to eleven Lincoln City football hooligans will act as a warning to others who consider engaging in football related violence, a judge has said.
Recorder of Lincoln, His Honour Judge Sean Morris, today locked up 11 men for their part in some of the worst football violence ever seen in Lincoln.
Another was given an 18-month Detention and Training Order.
The sentences are as a result of violence which erupted in and around the Ritz pub in High Street before the Imps' game with Luton Town on October 6 last year.
"Since this incident and your arrests, the incidents of violence connected with Lincoln City have fallen considerably," he said.
"The sentences are intended to reduce that reduction even more by indicating to everyone that football hooliganism is a thing of the past and it must remain in the past.
"When it starts to raise its ugly head again it will be stopped in its tracks by robust prison sentences.
"People who behave like this are not football supporters."