Everton fan faces court over remark
An Everton fan is to appear in court after making a xenophobic comment towards the club’s French striker Louis Saha.
David Sibson, 57, was thrown out of Goodison Park for shouting that Saha was “a useless French lazy b******”. He was reported by a fan sitting nearby.
Mr Sibson had his season ticket taken away by the club. Police investigated and he now faces a public order charge before Justices of the Peace.
The ex-Ministry of Defence worker, of Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire, said: “I’m facing a criminal prosecution just for calling a Frenchman French. If that is racist then I suppose I’m guilty.”
An Everton official said: “It’s not simply a black or white matter. We’ll stamp down very hard on racial abuse of any kind.”
From the Sun