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Manchester United fan charged with racial abuse

by | 3rd, February 2012

WHO is the Manchester United fan charged with shouting racist abuse at Stoke City players during a Premier League match? Why, he’s Howard Hobson, 57, of Weaver Walk, Openshaw, Manchester. His name and address are made public on the BBC website.

Is that fair?

Hobson is accused of a racially-aggravated public order offence.

The Mirror reprots:

During the match a spectator made a complaint to stewards that a fan in the north stand was shouting abusive comments towards Stoke City players.

At the time of writing, it’s the top story on the BBC News website. Racism in football is big news. Hobson was arrested at the game at Old Trafford on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, the

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