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Football fan guilty of racial abuse

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A man has been found guilty of racially abusing two Premier League footballers at a game in front of his wife, children and grandson.

Everton fan William Blything hurled the racist abuse at QPR's Korean captain Park Ji-Sung and Everton forward Victor Anichebe on October 21. Blything, of Moss Pits Lane in Wavertree, Liverpool, denied a single count of racially-aggravated intentional harassment, alarm or distress but was found guilty at West London Magistrates' Court on Monday.

Passing verdict, District Judge Jeremy Coleman said the defendant would not face a custodial penalty when he is sentenced on February 11. He said: "If the players had heard these comments - and there is no evidence that they did - it would have caused them upset."

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