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Racism on social media against Tottenham player, 8 arrests


The fight against racism on social media led to the arrest of eight men in England after a Tottenham Hotspur player, South Korean Heung-min Son, reported being targeted with discriminatory insults on Twitter. Four other men were heard by the police. “The investigation was launched after the Manchester United-Tottenham match on Sunday 11 April. During the match, a Tottenham player was targeted with a series of highly abusive and racist comments on Twitter, “the Metropolitan Police explained in a statement. The abuse was first detected via the reporting tool. Manchester United online and then reported to Manchester police. The arrests and police hearings have taken place in several locations across England. “This action makes it abundantly clear that the police will not support racist crime, even if committed online . The posts, all on Twitter, were vulgar and absolutely unacceptable. There is no safe haven for this type of abusive behavior and we are committed to taking decisive action to eradicate it, “said Matt Simpson one of the investigators. The Metropolitan Police also explained that there may be other arrests. “This latest action is the first as part of this investigation, as agents continue to identify further possible offenses related to this match,” the statement read.



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