A racist football yob – thrown off a tube train with his rowdy pals after an all-day drinking session – hurled abuse at a member of staff and now faces being banned from soccer matches.
Christopher English, 27, of West Street, Havant, Portsmouth, spent the weekend behind bars after failing to turn up for his trial at City of London Magistrates’ Court.
He denied, but was convicted in his absence of racially aggravated threatening behaviour at Charing Cross Underground Station on August 31, last year.
He failed to appear for his February 9 trial and was arrested on a warrant at his home on August 21 and will return for sentencing and a potential football banning order on November 9.
The court heard English and a group of friends had traveled to the capital for the Chelsea vs. Tottenham Hotspur match with the defendant downing eight pints of beer and two bottles of Smirnoff Ice.
Underground staff asked rowdy English to get off the train and he screamed at one of them:”Fuck off. Why are you interfering you Paki?”
Police were called and he was arrested.
English is also due to appear before Portsmouth Magistrates on September 1 to be sentenced for assault.