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31-year-old man pleaded not guilty to racially abusing Rio Ferdinand

Thu 29 July 2021 | 12:18

Jamie Arnold is accused of racially abusing Rio Ferdinand and he pleaded not guilty. The court granted him unconditional bail to appear again on August 6 and also a trial date is set for August 26.

Jamie Arnold

, 31, is accused of racially abusing

Rio Ferdinand

by using racist words and gestures towards the former England defender during the Premier League game between Wolves and Manchester United on May 23.

Arnold is also charged with making homophobic comments towards the match referee.

It was the first time fans were allowed to Molineux since the coronavirus pandemic.

Arnold, from Stone, Staffordshire, appeared at Dudley Magistrates’ Court on Thursday wearing a dark grey suit jacket and a black T-shirt.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to causing racially aggravated harassment, alarm, or distress. He only spoke to confirm his name, date of birth, and address and to enter his pleas during the short hearing.

The court granted him unconditional bail to appear again on August 6.

A trial date was also set for August 26 at Wolverhampton Crown Court.


source: SportMob

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