A MAN has been charged with a public order offence after an image of Bradley Lowery was used to “taunt” Sunderland followers.
Two males displayed a picture of the six-year-old Black Cats fan, who tragically died from most cancers in 2017, on Friday night.
The studies got here after the Sheffield Wednesday v Sunderland match held at Hillsborough.
Dale Houghton, 31, from Rotherham, was arrested yesterday and has now been charged with a Part 4a Public Order offence.
Houghton has been remanded in custody and can seem earlier than Sheffield Magistrates’ Court docket tomorrow morning.
South Yorkshire Police have additionally utilized for a soccer banning order.
A 27-year-old man, additionally arrested yesterday, has been launched on police bail whereas additional enquiries are performed.
Footage circulated on X, previously Twitter, displaying two males laughing with one in every of them holding up an image of Bradley to the digital camera.
In a put up on Facebook, the Bradley Lowery Basis, a charity arrange by the boy’s mom Gemma, mentioned: “That is so unhappy for me to see – no matter occurred to ‘most cancers has no colors’, not to mention respect for a household that misplaced their child to most cancers?”
Younger Bradley was a daily Sunderland mascot, holding the hand of his idol Defoe.
In June 2017, he penned an emotional tribute to his “best pal” Bradley – saying his favorite a part of taking part in for Sunderland was strolling onto the pitch with the courageous teen.
Within the wake of Bradley’s demise social media was flooded with messages filled with blue heart emojis in a show of support for him.