Man arrested over ‘racist tweets’ targeting England players after Euro final

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man has been arrested over allegedly posting a racist tweet about the England football team players following the Euro clash with Italy.

The suspect, aged 37, from Ashton-Upon-Mersey, self-presented at Cheadle Heath police station on Wednesday.

He was subsequently arrested on suspicion of an offence under Section 1 of the Malicious Communications Act.

Later the man was released under investigation.

The post in question was made on the evening of 11 July following the Italy v England Euro 2020 final at Wembley.

Police would like to hear from anyone with information on 0161 856 4973, quoting incident number 109 of 12/7/2021.

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Anyone who has been a victim, or witness of hate crime, report it at your earliest opportunity via 101, LiveChat or online atwww.gmp.police.uk. Alternatively you can visitwww.letsendhatecrime.com.

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