A 31-year-old man will appear in court in the next few weeks to face charges of racially aggravated harassment and assault against the sister of Fulham and Republic of Ireland defender Cyrus Christie.

Last August, Christie claimed his sister was hit and racially abused during the Cottagers' 1-0 defeat at Barnsley.

The Ireland international tweeted after the game: "To the Fulham fan that decided to hit my sister at the game today and his wife who justified his action with racist remarks I hope you're proud of yourself and feel like a big man.

"You'll get what's coming to you. Regardless how you felt about the result your actions are shameful."

Fulham subsequently issued a short statement confirming they were launching an investigation into the incident at Oakwell Stadium.

On Saturday, South Yorkshire Police provided an update on the matter.

"A 31-year-old man will appear in court next month, summonsed for numerous offences including assault, following a football match in Barnsley," a statement read.

"On Saturday 3 August 2019, it is reported that a 28-year-old woman was assaulted inside Oakwell Stadium, Barnsley, following the Fulham v Barnsley fixture.

"Sean Modlin, of Brookside, Chorley, Lancashire, has been summonsed to court for assault by beating, racially/religiously aggravated harassment/alarm/distress by words or writing and use threatening or abuse words/behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress.

"He will appear before Barnsley Magistrates Court on Wednesday 12 February."