A soccer supporter accused of racially abusing ex-England star Rio Ferdinand throughout a match will go on trial subsequent yr.
Jamie Arnold, 31, denies inflicting racially aggravated harassment, alarm or misery through the use of “threatening, abusive or insulting” phrases or behaviour at a Wolves v Manchester United sport on 23 Could.
Arnold, of Norton Bridge, close to Stone, Staffordshire was granted bail at a 25-minute listening to on Thursday – till a trial on 8 August 2022.
The defendant, wearing a blue swimsuit and black T-shirt, spoke solely to verify his not responsible plea, his date of start, and handle.
He was ordered by Choose Simon Ward to not attend any Wolves’ dwelling video games whereas on bail.
Ferdinand was at Wolverhampton Crown Courtroom however was not within the courtroom when Arnold appeared.
The previous Manchester United star is predicted to be a witness on the trial nevertheless.
The alleged offence pertains to an early summer time match on the Molineux floor – the primary held there with followers following the easing of COVID guidelines.