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'Chesterfield fan' charged over Bradford City fire disaster posts

Fire at Valley Parade and fans on the pitch Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Fifty-four Bradford City fans and two Lincoln City supporters were killed in May 1985

A man has been charged with posting offensive remarks about the Bradford City fire disaster online.

Police said Mark Randall, a Chesterfield supporter, from Pleasley, near Mansfield, was arrested after comments were posted on Facebook.

The posts - some of which police said were allegedly racist in tone - were made following Chesterfield's defeat to Bradford City on 13 December.

Mr Randall, 45, is due to appear before magistrates on 17 March, police said.

He was arrested at his home, in Chesterfield Road, on suspicion of causing racially or religiously-aggravated harassment, alarm or distress by words or writing.

A total of 56 people died when a fire broke out at Bradford's Valley Parade home ground during a match against Lincoln City in May 1985.

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