Football fan gets suspended sentence after mocking mascot Bradley Lowery | Sheffield

A football supporter who mocked Sunderland fans with a photograph of mascot Bradley Lowery, who died from cancer aged six, has been given a suspended sentence as the judge described his actions as “utterly appalling” and “disgraceful”.

Dale Houghton, 32, taunted Sunderland fans with a picture of Lowery on his phone during a match against Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough Stadium in September.

The Sheffield Wednesday supporter admitted a public order offence at a previous hearing.

On Friday, Houghton, from Rotherham, was given a 12-week prison sentence, suspended for 18 months, and…


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