Fri 04 February 2022 | 15:51

A fan was found guilty for racial abuse of Rio Ferdinand

Rio Ferdinand’s online abuser has been pleaded guilty according to the reports.



defeat against


in the Euro 2020 final,

Rio Ferdinand

was targeted by a 54-year-old man, and now the football fan has been pleaded guilty for online abuse, and

Matthew Gauntlett

, who works with The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), has talked about the matter thanking Rio Ferdinand for his cooperation in the case.

"Whippe committed a racist attack on Rio Ferdinand as he was giving his expert opinion and commentary on the Euro 2020 final,"

Gauntlett said


"I would like to thank Rio Ferdinand for his cooperation and support for this prosecution in what must have been a distressing time for him."

There are a lot of organizations and clubs working together to strengthen the law against such crimes, and Douglas Mackay says that all the parties in this war are trying their best to end racist crimes.

"Hate crime has no place within society let alone sport,"

Douglas Mackay of the CPS added.

"Recently we have seen an increase of reports in racist abuse online and in stadiums in football matches and we are determined to play our part in cutting this out.

"If you see, read, or hear of any offensive racist and homophobic language, please report it to the police who will investigate. And if our legal tests of sufficient evidence and public interest are met we will seek to serve justice through the prosecution of these horrendous actions."

source: SportMob

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