Footballer trial postponed

Salisbury Journal: Blackburn Rovers footballer Colin Kazim-Richards is accused of making a homophobic gesture during a match Blackburn Rovers footballer Colin Kazim-Richards is accused of making a homophobic gesture during a match

The trial of a former Blackburn Rovers footballer accused of making a homophobic gesture at a match while playing against one of his previous clubs has been postponed.

Colin Kazim-Richards, 27, allegedly made a gesture to the crowd during Blackburn's Championship match against Brighton and Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium on February 12 last year.

Kazim-Richards, who now plays for Turkish club Bursaspor, is charged with one count of using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour, or disorderly behaviour, within the sight or hearing of a person, likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress.

The London-born footballer's trial had been expected to start at Brighton Magistrates' Court today, but has been moved to a date yet to be fixed.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree