Stone man charged with racially abusing Rio Ferdinand

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image captionRio Ferdinand played for England, Manchester United, Queens Park Rangers, West Ham and Leeds

A antheral has been charged with racially abusing shot pundit and erstwhile England subordinate Rio Ferdinand.

Jamie Arnold is accused of utilizing racist words and gestures astatine a lucifer astatine Wolverhampton Wanderers against Manchester United connected 23 May, West Midlands Police said.

The 31-year-old from Stone, Staffordshire, has besides been charged with making homophobic comments.

Mr Arnold is owed to look astatine Dudley Magistrates Court connected 29 July.

He was arrested during the game, which was the archetypal clip fans had returned to the Molineux crushed since the commencement of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Mr Ferdinand had tweeted astir an incidental during the game, which United won 1-2, portion Wolves said it was "deeply sorry" for his experience.

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