Bradley Lowery: Man, 31, charged with public order offense after ‘photo of six-year-old cancer victim held up during Sunderland match’
A man has been charged with a public order offense after a photo of six-year-old Sunderland fan and cancer victim Bradley Lowery was held up during a football match.
Shocking footage showed a supporter displaying the image during the match between Sheffield Wednesday and Sunderland at Hillsborough on Friday evening.
Dale Houghton, 31, from Rotherham, was arrested yesterday and has now been charged with a public order offence.
Houghton has been remanded in custody and will appear at Sheffield Magistrates Court tomorrow morning, South Yorkshire Police said in a statement.
A 27-year-old man, who was also arrested yesterday, has been released on bail while further investigations are carried out.
Dale Houghton (left) from Rotherham has been charged with a public order offence
Young Sunderland mascot Bradley died in 2017 after being diagnosed with a rare cancer neuroblastoma when he was just 18 months old
Young Sunderland mascot Bradley died in 2017 after being diagnosed with a rare cancer neuroblastoma when he was just 18 months old.
His story touched many around the world and he shared a close friendship with then Sunderland star Jermain Defoe, who took him onto the pitch for a number of matches.
During his brave battle, he was a special guest of BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year in 2016.