THE level of violence shown by an Albury club patron during a glassing is considered completely unacceptable by the community, a magistrate has warned.
Kylin Mark Morey threw a schooner glass so hard at the victim's head at the SS&A Club on January 12, it broke on impact and caused heavy bleeding.
While Albury Local Court on Wednesday heard the 27-year-old had been somewhat provoked, magistrate Rodney Brender said it was a "completely disproportionate use of force".
It followed a similar incident last June where the football player launched a beer can into a man's head in Thurgoona.
The court on Wednesday heard he had an alcohol problem.
Morey had drunk 15 beers before the SS&A incident, which led to a charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
He had been at the venue with his wife and friends.
Morey bumped into another man and they exchanged words.
The victim walked over to see if everything was OK and hugged and kissed the other man on the cheek.
He tried to kiss Morey, who was holding a schooner glass, and Morey punched him in the face.
He threw the glass about 10.45pm, causing it to shatter, and fled.
The victim was hospitalised and Morey handed himself in at the nearby police station two hours later.
He said he was too drunk to remember the attack, which was caught by high-definition security cameras at the venue.
His clothes were seized and the incident was captured by security cameras.
The 27-year-old's DNA was also taken to compare with the glass.
"These matters are always serious your honour," lawyer Mark Cronin said.
Mr Brender said given the glass shattered, "it must have been thrown with quite a bit of force".
"That level of violence is completely unacceptable to the community," the magistrate said.
The court heard Morey was remorseful for the incident, but was advised by police not to apologise to the victim.
Mr Brender ordered he perform 100 hours of community work as part of a seven month intensive corrections order, and warned Morey he could be jailed if he breached the order.