A DRUNK football fan smashed a shop door after becoming angry over comments made about his mum, a court has heard.

Ethan Wickham admitted one count of criminal damage when he appeared before magistrates in Hereford.

The 22-year-old had been out watching England playing Spain in the Euros at a pub in Leominster, prosecutor Ralph Robyns Landricombe said.

But as he made his way home along Black Swan Walk in the early hours of July 12, he got into an argument with another person, lost his temper and kicked and punched a barber's shop door, shattering the glass.

Wickham was identified as having caused the damage by CCTV and in interview he told officers he had become angry after being approached by a man who made comments about his mother.

He told police he could not remember causing the damage due to drink but accepted it was him in the video. 

Chris Read, for Wickham, said his family had been going through a difficult time.

"He said he had drunk far too much and somebody he barely knew came up to him and started a conversation about his parents' marriage," Mr Read said.

"He was very upset and angry about other people sticking their noses into his business and as he walked on he took his anger out the door. He has no memory of doing it and he says he would have offered to pay if he had realised."

Wickham, of Ryelands Road, Leominster, was fined £369 and ordered to pay compensation of £500. He must also pay costs of £135 and a £37 victim surcharge.