Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Fans Charged on Race Chant; Father and Son Arrested after Tees Derby Match

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Fans Charged on Race Chant; Father and Son Arrested after Tees Derby Match

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Byline: By SOPHIE DOUGHTY

TWO Toon fans have been charged in connection with alleged racist chanting at Saturday's Tyne-Tees Derby.

The father and son, from Fenham, Newcastle, were arrested shortly after the match, at the Riverside Stadium.

It is alleged that a minority of the 3,000 or so Newcastle United supporters who were at the game subjected Middles brough's Egyptian striker Mido to abuse, as he ran out on to the pitch.

Two men, aged 23 and 49, have now been charged with racist or obscene chanting, under the Football Offences Act of 1991.

This is the second-time Mido has claimed to have been abused by Toon supporters.

Similar shouting at the Riverside a year ago sparked a campaign by Tyneside-based antiracism charity Show Racism the Red Card (SRTRC).

The striker also talked of his experiences in an educational documentary produced by the group.

On the first occasion the culprits were never identified, despite an investigation by the Football Association. …

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