BLACKBURN ROVERS FAN CLASH WITH ALLEDGED RACIST

In the heat of a clash that a football match normally is, an 18-year-old Blackburn Rovers fan, Kieron Lewis has been charged with aggravated assault on a fellow Blackburn lover Benjamin Wilkinson.

Lewis was reported to be chanting racial slurs during a Rovers match and when Wilkinson approached him to stop, the old man got punched in the face instead.

After finding the teenager’s conduct unacceptable, the Blackburn magistrates has placed a three-year stadium ban on Lewis. He was also directed to a 12-month community service with no pay and finally ordered to pay 100 pounds to Mr. Wilkinson as a compensation for the assault he suffered.

According to the prosecuting, the incident occurred during Blackburn’s clash with Oldham in August. Wilkinson was there with his friends and family. Among them was Kieron Lewis who he reportedly knew from work.

Lewis was mouthing off racial slurs at the slightest provocation. When Wilkinson approached him to put it off, he got punched in the face instead.

Other than a troubled kid who is in total need of something to vent on, Blackburn are also being advised to talk to their fans since this is one of the many cases that was unlucky to reach tabloids while dozens of similar ones like this get swept under the rug every time.

A lot is also said of the judgement placed on the defendant since he just turned adult and although remains well below the age of legally drinking alcohol.

Some parties believe it was a little harsh for a case mainly based on he-said, she-said while some firmly believe it is the kind of tough stance that will discourage others from being horrible towards other people’s race.

Blackburn Rovers face Oldham next year in the return leg and will hope by then, this terrible experience will be a thing of the past.

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