Colin Kazim-Richards to face homophobia charge

Colin Kazim-Richards, of Blackburn Rovers
Image caption Blackburn Rovers player Kazim-Richards will appear before magistrates in Brighton in August

A Blackburn Rovers footballer has been summonsed to answer a charge of making a homophobic gesture to Brighton fans at a Championship match.

Sussex Police said Colin Kazim-Richards, 26, was charged under the Public Order Act over an alleged homophobic gesture on 12 February.

The alleged incident took place at Brighton and Hove Albion's Amex Stadium.

The player is due to appear before magistrates in Brighton on 22 August.

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