Matildas soccer star Sam Kerr breaks silence for first time since charges of racially abusing police officer

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Matildas star Sam Kerr has broken her social media silence since she appeared in court over bombshell allegations that she racially harassed a police officer following a night out.
Matildas star Sam Kerr has broken her social media silence since she appeared in court over bombshell allegations that she racially harassed a police officer following a night out. Credit: Crystal Pix/MB Media/Getty Images

Matildas star Sam Kerr has broken her social media silence since she appeared in court over bombshell allegations that she racially harassed a police officer following a night out.

Kerr watched from the sidelines on Friday as her team Chelsea took on Arsenal in the Women’s Super League in London.

Chelsea dominated 3-1, despite being down several key players including Kerr, who is recovering after going under the knife in January to repair her torn ACL.

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The striker re-shared a post from captain Millie Bright — who’s also nursing an ACL injury — to her Instagram story, all smiles with four of her Chelsea teammates on the sidelines before kick-off.

She also shared her view of the stadium in the lead up, captioned “LET’S GO”, before posting from the field after the win with “Girls smashed that”.

Sam Kerr has posted to Instagram for the first time since her racial harassment charge. Instagram
Sam Kerr has posted to Instagram for the first time since her racial harassment charge. Instagram Credit: Instagram/Instagram
Sam Kerr has posted to Instagram for the first time since her racial harassment charge. Instagram
Sam Kerr has posted to Instagram for the first time since her racial harassment charge. Instagram Credit: Instagram/Instagram

It’s the first time the star striker has posted on social media since it was revealed she had appeared in court, pleading not guilty to racially aggravated harassment of a police officer.

She was also recently spotted leaving a morning strength session at the club’s Cobham training centre, before emerging hours later with fiancée Kristie Mewis.

Metropolitan Police said the Matildas skipper was charged in relation “to an incident involving a police officer who was responding to a complaint involving a taxi fare” in Twickenham, in London’s south-west, on January 30 last year.

Kerr is accused of racially harassing the officer — who has been identified only as PC Lovell by British authorities — by calling them a “stupid white bastard” or “stupid white cop”.

The 30-year-old was briefly held in custody on the night she allegedly made the comments before being interviewed by investigators.

Her barrister Grace Forbes — described by peers as having an “acute tactical judgement and an intensive, forensic focus” — is set to argue an abuse of process at a pre-trial hearing on April 26 and seek to have the charge downgraded or dropped.

Otherwise, the case will go to trial in February 2025.

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