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Sam Kerr: Fresh details emerge about night out that ended with Matildas star being charged with racially harassing a police officer

  • Sam Kerr will go on trial next year for an alleged crime
  • She is accused of racially abusing a police officer
  • The Met Police say the incident was sparked by a dispute over a taxi fare

New details surrounding Sam Kerr’s trial in London have been revealed after the Australian superstar was charged with a racially aggravated offence.

On Tuesday morning, Ny Breaking exclusively revealed that the Matildas captain will stand trial over the alleged incident in February next year.

The Chelsea forward appeared in court on January 30 last year charged with using abusive, threatening or insulting words that caused alarm or distress to the officer in Twickenham, south-west London.

The 30-year-old, who wore a white T-shirt under a black suit jacket as she appeared at Kingston Crown Court via videolink, spoke only to confirm her identity and enter a not guilty plea to the charges.

She was told she was required to take part in a four-day trial scheduled for February next year, during which two police officers are expected to testify.

Sam Kerr’s alleged offense was sparked by a complaint about a taxi fare

Kerr appeared at Kingston Crown Court on Monday over the alleged incident

Kerr appeared at Kingston Crown Court on Monday over the alleged incident

While the full details surrounding the alleged crime remain unclear, a spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police revealed what led to the incident in question.

“The charge relates to an incident involving a police officer responding to a taxi fare complaint on January 30, 2023 in Twickenham,” he said.

‘She was charged on January 21 with a racially aggravated offense under Section 4A (of the) Public Order Act 1986.’

Football Australia released a statement on Tuesday morning saying it will ‘monitor’ the situation.

“Football Australia is aware of the legal proceedings involving Sam Kerr in Great Britain,” a statement read.

‘As this is an ongoing legal matter, we are unable to comment further at this time. Our focus remains on supporting all our players, both on and off the field. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide support where necessary.’

A Met Police spokesperson said officers had attended a complaint about a taxi fare

A Met Police spokesperson said officers had attended a complaint about a taxi fare

At the time of publishing this article, Chelsea have not commented on the incident, but the team has a history of condemning racist abuse.

“The club stands firmly against any form of abuse and discriminatory behavior,” the club said in a 2023 statement after the abuse was directed at Kerr’s teammate Lauren James.

‘Discrimination has no place at Chelsea Football Club or in any community. We will take action against any individual we can identify.”