From Across The Pond: Send Racist Tweets, Get Arrested

Monday, August 27, 2012

More countries, counties, states, and anything in-between should learn from this:

The 22-year-old used Twitter to send West Ham United striker Carlton Cole, who is of African decent, a pair of disparaging messages including a racist term following West Ham’s 3-0 loss to Swansea City on Saturday. Police soon arrested him for a “racially aggravated public order offence,” a police spokeswoman told Reuters. Reuters also reported that Cole had retweeted the hateful comments, but they no longer show up on his timeline. Monday, the man was released on bail of an unspecified amount.

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