Man charged with hate crime at football match

A Shrewsbury man is due to appear at court after pages were torn from the Quran and thrown during a football match.

Mark Stephenson, aged 25, from Napoleon Drive, Bicton Heath, Shrewsbury has today (8 February) been charged with causing racial or religiously aggravated harassment, alarm or distress after the incident during the Birmingham City and Middlesborough game at St Andrew’s on Saturday 7 December.

He is due to appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court on 28 February.

West Midlands Police news report, 8 February 2014

Stephenson himself appears quite relaxed about the whole thing:

Mark Stephenson tweet