Ex-Luton manager Gary Brabin has been acquitted of assaulting two members of York City security staff, but was found guilty of a public order offence.
The former Hatters boss faced trial in Selby Magistrates Court following an allegation that he had assaulted two stewards during a football match between York City and Luton Town in April 2011.
Mr Brabin had been accused of head butting and elbowing two stewards after they had forcibly removed him from the technical area following his protest at the manner in which his players were being treated during the game.
However, he was found guilty of a public order offence after it was alleged that he used threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour.
Mr Brabin was represented by Mr Brian O’Neill QC in court and his solicitor was Tayab Ali, partner at Irvine Thanvi Natas solicitors.
Tayab Ali said of the decision: "Gary is very pleased that the District Judge was able to see that he had not assaulted the security staff and that their accounts of what happened were untrue.
“It is disappointing that that the District Judge considered Gary’s attempts to vocalise his protests constituted a public order offence".
Mr Brabin is considering an appeal of the public order decision.