Bursaspor’s Kazim-Richards cops fine for homophobic gesture during Blackburn spell

Colin Kazim-Richards has been found guilty of making a homophobic gesture towards Brighton & Hove Albion fans.

Colin Kazim-Richards has been found guilty of making a homophobic gesture towards Brighton & Hove Albion fans.

The London-born Turkish forward was on loan with Blackburn Rovers last season when he used abusive and insulting behaviour directed at the Seagulls supporters at Amex Stadium in February last year.

Kazim-Richards, now with Turkish side Bursaspor, has been fined £750 after the Brighton Magistrates Court found him 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’.

Kazim-Richards had said: "There were certain voices and certain things which stick in your head. There was this one lady who kept on giving me abuse and kept on doing that.

"I was interacting with the fans. I was basically doing what they were doing to me. I was having a bit of banter back."

 
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