A football fan denied making a racist monkey gesture at a Premier League match when he appeared in court.
Liam Jones, 21, of East Vines, Sunderland, was charged following an alleged incident in the stands of the Stadium of Light when West Brom's Romelu Lukaku scored a goal.
West Brom beat Sunderland 4-2 in the game last November. Jones was arrested after the match and was charged last month with racially aggravated harassment.
Sunderland Magistrates adjourned the case for trial on June 26.