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Former Blackburn Rovers footballer Colin Kazim-Richards has been found guilty of making a homophobic gesture at a match while playing against one of his previous clubs.
The 27-year-old claimed he was bantering with the crowd when he allegedly made a homophobic gesture towards them while playing against Brighton and Hove Albion, a court has heard.
But magistrate Darren Reynolds sitting at Brighton Magistrates' Court, told the footballer they accepted the evidence the four prosecution witnesses had given them.
Mr Reynolds said: "We find that these gestures were insulting and believe that you were aware that such gestures would be insulting."
Kazim-Richards was fined £750, ordered to pay £620 court costs and a £75 victim surcharge after being found guilty of using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour, or disorderly behaviour, within the sight or hearing of a person, likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress.
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Manchester City have ended Blackburn Rovers FA Cup dream
The Lancashire side had earned a replay against Manuel Pelligrini's men in the third round of the competition.
But Manchester City cut short any Rovers hopes of progressing further with a 5-0 victory at home.
It keeps alive the challenge from their manager to 'do the quadruple' of a Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup and Champions League in one season.