Aussie footballer Sam Kerr charged over harassment of police officer

Aussie footballer Sam Kerr charged

Aussie footballer Sam Kerr charged over harassment of police officer

Aussie footballer Sam Kerr has been charged with racial harassment of a police officer in the United Kingdom. She faced trial and appeared in court in the United Kingdom.

The Metropolitan Police charged Aussie footballer Sam Kerr with count of using insulting, threatening or abusive language. It scared and made upset the victim officer.

This incident dates back to Jan 30, 2023. Sam allegedly mocked the officer when he was reacting to a complaint about a taxi fare in Twickenham, south-west London.

Sam appeared at Kingston Crown Court via video link. According to the Daily Mail, she just spoke to confirm her name and enter a not guilty appeal to the charge during virtual court trial.

The Metropolitan police said they charged Sam with a racially motivated charge under Section 4A of the Public Order Act 1996. The court has set schedule for Sam to face trial in February of next year. Two police officers will also attend court hearing to submit testimony. This trial will last for four days.

Meanwhile, Football Australia stated that it was aware of legal actions against Sam Kerr in the United Kingdom. They are unable to make further comment at this time due to the pending legal case.

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Moreover, they said their priority remains to support all of their athletes, both on and off field. They will continue to monitor the situation and offer support as needed.

Sam is one of most well-known athletes of Australia. She led the Matildas to the semi-finals of the Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand last year. She agreed to a contract extension with Chelsea (British Football Team) last month.

Sam has won the Golden Boot twice. She finished second in the Guardian’s list of the greatest 100 female footballers in 2023. She also carried her country’s flag to the coronation ceremony of British royal King Charles at Westminster Abbey in May 2023.

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