Striker Bobby Grant found not guilty over racism charge

Bobby Grant
Image caption Bobby Grant now plays for Blackpool

A Championship footballer has been cleared of racially aggravated harassment.

Blackpool FC striker Bobby Grant, 22, was found not guilty after a two-day trial at Snaresbrook Crown Court.

Grant was accused of racism by Dagenham and Redbridge defender Gavin Hoyte, when he was playing for Rochdale.

The two clubs met at Dagenham's Victoria Road ground for a game in January, which was championed as an anti-racism family day.

In July, Grant was signed by Blackpool from League Two side Rochdale for an undisclosed fee.

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