Brit Faces Race Rap for Calling Player 'French'

Lost his season ticket, faces public order charge
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 7, 2011 2:23 AM CST
An Everton soccer fan is facing public order charges for insults he shouted about French player Louis Saha.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – A British soccer fan has been banned from Everton games for calling a black French player "French." Actually, David Sibson shouted that one of the team's French players was "a useless French lazy b******," which was reported by another patron. The team took away Sibson's season ticket and he's now facing a charge in court. "I'm facing a criminal prosecution just for calling a Frenchman French," Sibson told the Sun. "If that is racist then I suppose I'm guilty."

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