Former English Defence League pioneer Tommy Robinson has appeared in court in his legal battle to avoid being banned from England football matches. Robinson, whose actual name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, confirmed his viability along with his particulars because he seemed at Luton Magistrates Court. He was caught on camera glancing at a guy who was knocked into the ground ahead of Englands 3-1 defeat on the Netherlands at the Nations League semi-final from the Portuguese city of Guimaraes. Bedfordshire Police are working together with the UK Football Policing Unit in an attempt to hand him a football banning order. The arrangement would see him banned from attending England matches in the UK and overseas. After the incident in Portugal circulated on social media, Robinson claimed he acted in self-defence. The civil case will be currently seeking a banning order . The case has been adjourned until January 17 along with the full hearing was set for March 24. District Judge Leigh Smith advised Robinson:I am going to adjourn this matter to January 17 when you may appear before court to get a further case management hearing. You arent the subject of criminal proceeding. Theres absolutely no issue of bond. You are free to proceed. Read more here: