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United Fan Charged With Racism At Match

Person in question due to appear at Trafford Magistrates Court

Published on February 3rd 2012.


United Fan Charged With Racism At Match

A man has been charged after racially abusive comments were directed at footballers involved in Manchester United’s match with Stoke City on 31 January 2012.

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

Police were informed and a man was arrested.

Howard James Hobson (08/01/1955), of Weaver Walk, Openshaw, has been charged with a racially aggravated public order offence and using threatening words/behaviour to cause harassment, alarm or distress.

He is due to appear at Trafford Magistrates Court on 8 February 2012.

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