Man arrested in inquiry into racist tweet sent to Marcus Rashford

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Marcus Rashford (Getty Images)
Marcus Rashford (Getty Images)

A 50-year-old man has been arrested as part of a police probe into a a racist tweet aimed at Marcus Rashford.

West Mercia Police said the suspect, from Powick near Worcester, was detained on suspicion of inciting racial hatred following reports of an inappropriate tweet posted on Sunday.

It has been reported that the tweet, which said that Rashford’s MBE “needs burning ya fake” and added “pack them bags and get to ya own country”, appeared on the account of a youth football coach.

The man is said to have claimed his Twitter account was hacked.

 (PA Wire)
(PA Wire)

The man, who was not named by police, has since been released under investigation.

Commenting on the inquiry, Inspector Pete Nightingale, from Worcester police station, said: “We encourage people to make these reports and are pleased with the speed at which we have been able to deal with this incident.

“We continue to work with the local football community and have links with the local clubs to ensure that this behaviour is dealt with appropriately.”

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