The CPS authorised West Midlands Police to charge Carstairs with a Public Order offence which was homophobically aggravated in nature. Carstairs was fined £200, including a 25 per cent increase for committing a hate crime, as well as £135 costs and £34 victim surcharge. Preena Mistry of CPS West Midlands said: “Carstairs committed a homophobic offence at a football between Aston Villa and Leicester.
Manchester City required a fantastic second-half comeback to keep the title race in their own hands as they drew 2-2 at West Ham.
The Liverpool star leads the golden boot race while his Tottenham rival has continued to close the gap in the standings this week.