Police were drafted in after an English Defence League football match was organised on a pitch normally used by Asian youths.So..? Is possession nine-tenths of the law?
Nicholas John Smyth, 26, of Sherwood Road, Blackburn, pleaded guilty to using racially-aggravated threatening behaviour.And what led to this?
He was given a conditional discharge for 12 months and ordered to pay £85 costs.
Jonathan Taylor, defending, said Smyth had gone to play football with a few friends.Well, quite!
He realised there were members of the EDL there, although he was not a member of the organisation.
Mr Taylor said when the Asian males arrived they tried to take over both pitches, which led to tension.
“It seems that normally this area is exclusively used by Asians,” said Mr Taylor.Can’t he? I certainly can…
“Words were exchanged when the Asian males tried to get on the pitch where the white males were playing.
“My client heard racist comments coming from the Asian males and he accepts that he responded.
“He says he can’t understand why the police officers seemed unable to hear the comments coming from the other side.”