Racist Rangers fan called cop a n****r.
Byline: STUART MACDONALD email@example.com
A RANGERS fan who hurled racist abuse at a policeman has been cleared of breaking football hate laws.
Dad-of-one William Taylor, 28, from Fairlie, Ayrshire, called PC Mykola Tomaszczuk "Muhammad" and "n****r" in the outburst near a train station after Hamilton Accies played Rangers in December.
Officers found out he had a ticket for the match and had previously had a football banning order. They charged him under the Offensive Behaviour at Football Act despite the fact that he had watched the game in a pub in Hamilton.
Taylor denied the charge at Hamilton Sheriff Court. He was cleared after a trial but was instead convicted of a racial breach of the peace and ordered to do 250 hours of unpaid work.
OUTBURST William Taylor
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|Publication:||Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)|
|Date:||May 6, 2017|
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