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Sam Kerr to stand trial over racially aggravated harassment charge

Chelsea and Australia striker Sam Kerr asserted her innocence regarding a charge of racially aggravated harassment.

Chelsea star Sam Kerr faces harassment allegations of uttering words that were deemed insulting, threatening, or abusive toward a police officer in Twickenham, London, in January.

Appearing via video link at Kingston Crown Court, Kerr confirmed her identity and entered a not-guilty plea. Her trial, scheduled for February 2025, will feature testimony from two police officers.

Kerr’s defense strategy revolves around the argument that her actions were not intended to cause harm to PC Lovell.

Judge Judith Elaine Coello acknowledged Kerr’s defense, stating that the contention is centered on Kerr’s lack of intent to cause distress or harassment, particularly on racially aggravated grounds.

Currently sidelined due to an ACL injury sustained during Chelsea’s training camp in Morocco, Kerr is expected to miss the remainder of the 2023/24 season, potentially concluding her tenure under departing manager Emma Hayes.

Additionally, Throughout her tenure at Chelsea, Kerr has amassed an impressive record, netting 99 goals in 128 appearances across various competitions and securing ten major titles, including four consecutive Women’s Super League championships.

But on the international stage, Kerr holds the distinction of being Australia’s all-time leading goal-scorer, with 69 goals in 128 appearances. Her injury will likely sideline her for the upcoming Olympics in Paris.

Ethan Dempsey
Ethan Dempsey
Ethan is a lifelong football fan. When he is not obsessing over the Premier League games, Ethan likes to read fantasy tomes, watch football documentaries and waste hours upon hours on video games.


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