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Colin Kazim-Richards to face trial over homophobic gesture

Colin Kazim-Richards
Image caption The player is said to have made the gesture while playing for Blackburn Rovers

A footballer accused of making a homophobic gesture to Brighton fans during a Championship match is to face trial.

Colin Kazim-Richards, 26, is accused of making the gesture while playing for Blackburn Rovers at Brighton and Hove Albion's Amex Stadium on 12 February.

The player, who plays for Turkish side Bursaspor, has previously denied a charge made under the Public Order Act.

His trial has been set for 14 and 15 January at Brighton Magistrates Court.

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