Man United fan charged over racist abuse
Published 16:12 03/02/12 By MirrorFootball
A Manchester United fan has been charged for shouting racist abuse at opposition players during a Premier League football match.
Howard Hobson, is accused of a racially-aggravated public order offence and using threatening words or behaviour to cause harassment, alarm or distress.
Hobson, of Weaver Walk, Openshaw, Manchester, was arrested at the Manchester United v Stoke City game on Tuesday.
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.
Police were informed and Hobson was arrested.
He is due to appear at Trafford Magistrates' Court on Wednesday.