MiddlesbroughDownload App

Racist Remarks against Mido Brushed Off by Court

K ShakranSenior Analyst IDecember 10, 2008

A Newcastle United fan, who was tried for his racial abuse towards Middlesbrough striker Ahmed Hossam, aka "Mido," was not given a ban from attending Premiership games.

The 25-year-old Egyptian striker was the target of racial chants during his team’s draw with Newcastle on Nov. 29, and the English Football Association (FA) recommended that the abusive fan be banned from attending matches.

The incident is the second against Mido in two seasons, but instead of a ban, the Newcastle fan received a £270 with £45 costs fine.

Upon hearing the court’s decision, both FA and Middlesbrough spokesmen expressed their dismay that the captured fan wasn’t given a more significant punishment.

"We are disappointed a banning order was not imposed," said an FA spokesman.

"It is important to send out a strong message that racist and discriminatory chanting is totally unacceptable, and that anyone found guilty will face the consequences," he concluded.

Where can I comment?

Stay on your game

Latest news, insights, and forecasts on your teams across leagues.

Choose Teams
Get it on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Real-time news for your teams right on your mobile device.

Copyright © 2017 Bleacher Report, Inc. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved. BleacherReport.com is part of Bleacher Report – Turner Sports Network, part of the Turner Sports and Entertainment Network. Certain photos copyright © 2017 Getty Images. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of Getty Images is strictly prohibited. AdChoices