Racist abuse of England players: Man arrested over racist social media post abusing England players after Euro 2020 final


A person has been arrested after racist social media posts had been directed in direction of England gamers following the Euro 2020 remaining, Higher Manchester Police (GMP) mentioned.

The suspect, 37, from Ashton upon Mersey, arrived at Cheadle Heath police station on Wednesday morning and was arrested on suspicion of an offence underneath Part 1 of the Malicious Communications Act. He has since been launched underneath investigation.

A submit was made on the night of July 11 following the Italy vs England match at Wembley.

Detective Inspector Matt Gregory, of GMP’s Trafford Division mentioned: “The actions of a small variety of folks overshadowed what was a vastly unifying occasion for our nation on Sunday night.

“We’re agency in our dedication, any racist abuse whether or not on-line or off will not be acceptable.

“We now have one man in custody and our investigation continues.”

A person was arrested by West Mercia Police over a racist tweet aimed toward Rashford

England gamers Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka had been focused with racist abuse on-line after lacking penalties in Sunday’s shootout defeat to Italy.

Wednesday’s arrest by GMP got here after West Mercia Police investigating a racist tweet aimed toward Rashford arrested and launched a 50-year-old man.

The suspect, from Powick, close to Worcester, was detained on suspicion of inciting racial hatred following experiences of an inappropriate tweet posted on Sunday, and has since been launched underneath investigation.

Prime minister Boris Johnson warned on Wednesday that social media firms will face fines amounting to 10 per cent of their international income in the event that they fail to take away hate and racist abuse from their platforms.

Johnson additionally advised MPs at prime minister’s questions that the Authorities is altering the soccer banning order regime to cowl on-line racism.

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