Rio Ferdinand: Man charged with racially abusing football pundit during Wolves vs Man Utd


West Midlands Police have charged a person with racially abusing soccer pundit Rio Ferdinand whereas he was protecting a match at Molineux in Could.

The previous Manchester United and England defender had alleged in a tweet he was racially abused whereas working as a part of the BT Sport broadcast workforce for the match on the ultimate day of the Premier League season between Wolves and Manchester United.

Jamie Arnold has been charged with utilizing racist phrases and gestures in direction of the previous England worldwide.

The 31-year-old from Stone, Staffordshire, has additionally been charged with making homophobic feedback and can seem earlier than Dudley Magistrates Court docket on July 29.

The fixture at Molineux on Could 23 was the primary recreation the place a diminished variety of supporters had been allowed into the bottom following the easing of Covid lockdown restrictions.

The investigation has been led by PC Stuart Ward, who was appointed the UK’s first devoted hate crime officer inside a soccer unit.

Ward is on the forefront of our unit’s ongoing work to stamp out any abuse towards footballers and followers.

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