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Masterchef's George Calombaris Pleads Guilty To Assault

He will be sentenced in September.

17/08/2017 10:09 AM AEST | Updated 17/08/2017 10:48 AM AEST
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The Masterchef star has pleaded guilty to assault.

Celebrity chef George Calombaris has pleaded guilty to assault after shoving a Sydney FC fan at a game in May.

Calombaris, who was reportedly not in court on Thursday, pleaded guilty to shoving a 19-year-old man after an A-league game. He apologised after the incident.

He will be sentenced in September.

Earlier in the year video footage of the Melbourne Victory's number-one ticket holder and Network Ten star approaching a man who was yelling abuse at him and shoving him.

"While I am not proud of my reaction to the situation, I was offended by a spectator yelling out abusive and derogatory comments about my family," he said at the time.

"I have spoken to Melbourne Victory FC and Football Federation Australia [on Monday] to report the situation and I'm truly sorry that this has happened."

A month before the assault, Calombaris apologised after his restaurant group was caught underpaying staff a total of up to $2.6 million.

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