Jason Bent is a comedy character played by the English comedian Simon Brodkin. Bent is a conventionally dull and not very intelligent footballer, who plays in the Premiership. He has chavvy haircut with blond highlights and speaks with a working-class scouse accent.
On 16 March 2013 Brodkin, dressed as his alter ego Jason Bent, ran onto the pitch during the warm-up to Everton vs. Manchester City Premier League football match. He made an attempt to warm-up with the City players, but was arrested by Merseyside Police for pitch encroachment.
Brodkin was subsequently charged with pitch encroachment under the Football (Offences) Act 1991, and received, on 3rd April 2013, a six-month conditional caution at North Liverpool Community Justice Centre.
Raymond Shaw, Brodkin’s defending solicitor, told the court that the comedian wanted to apologise for the inconvenience he caused.
Shaw said: “It was intended to be a humorous act and intended to be funny.”
“It is clear from the television footage that some of the players were amused but he didn’t know it was a criminal offence.”
“He expressed his remorse immediately when he was spoken to by the club and the police and he does so again now.”
Brodkin left court in his Jason Bent persona, followed by a glamorous Wag-style “girlfriend” called Crystal, and read a series of jokes in a scouse accent.
Check out the video where Bent makes his statement in front of real journalists. He took a dig at Carlos Tevez and John Terry.