A Manchester United fan has been charged for shouting racist abuse at Stoke players during a Premier League game Tuesday.

Howard Hobson of Manchester is accused of a racially aggravated public order offense and using threatening words or behavior to cause harassment, alarm or distress.

The 57-year-old fan was arrested at Old Trafford after a spectator who heard the comments complained to stewards. Hobson is to appear at Trafford Magistrates' Court on Wednesday.

He was charged on the day John Terry was stripped of his captaincy of England's national team as he awaits trial for allegedly racially abusing an opponent during a match.

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