Newcastle United footballer Nile Ranger has been found guilty of two counts of assault against two police officers.
The 21-year-old was on a night out in Newcastle city centre with his cousin on August 27 last year when he had a confrontation with a group of white males.
Ranger punched two of them but was cleared of two counts of actual bodily harm after Newcastle Crown Court heard he had been the victim of racial taunts and his actions were in self-defence.
However, after he fled the scene he pushed two police officers who tried to detain him, causing them minor injuries and leading to the assault charges.
He was given a 12-month conditional discharge and told to pay £750 to each officer.
The former England under-19s player spent the end of the 2011-12 season on loan to League One side Sheffield Wednesday after a period on loan to Barnsley earlier in the season.
The forward began his career with Southampton and joined the Magpies in 2008.