Football fan fined for ripping up Qur’an at match

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The Guardian:

 

Middlesbrough supporter Mark Stephenson ordered to pay £235 for tearing and pretending to set fire to pages

 

A football fan who ripped up pages of the Qur’an during a match has been fined.

 

Mark Stephenson, a Middlesbrough season-ticket holder, was ordered to pay £235 by magistrates.

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The 25-year-old from Shrewsbury committed the religiously aggravated public order offence last December during Middlesbrough’s Championship fixture at Birmingham City.

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