Roma football fan Filippo Lombardi has been found not guilty of seriously assaulting Liverpool fan Sean Cox outside Anfield in April.
The 21-year-old stood trial for allegedly taking part in a joint attack on the 53-year-old father-of-three who lives in Dunboyne, Co. Meath.
The prosecution claimed he lashed out with his belt after another man knocked Mr. Cox unconscious with a punch.
The jurors returned with their majority verdict after deliberating for just under nine hours.
Mr. Lombardi will soon be sentenced for a charge of violent disorder, which he pleaded guilty to last month.