A MAN has been in court for possessing a firework at a sporting event.

Tom Prentice carried the device during Leeds United's hosting of Arsenal in their Premier League match at Elland Road on December 18, 2021.

The 32-year-old pleaded not guilty to the offence when he appeared at Leeds Magistrates Court on Friday.

The Basildon man was remanded on unconditional bail until March 31.