Show Racism the Red Card condemns racist comments online
(pic Leon Best and Demba Ba sign items for young people at SRtRC event at St James's Park, 20th March 2012)
The man is believed to have posted the comments on a North East football Forum titled ‘North East Banter Page for the Top Three Big Clubs’.
The man who made the comments has since been arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated harassment and has been bailed pending further inquiries.
Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) has welcomed the news that Police have taken action.
Deputy Chief Executive of SRtRC, Paul Kearns said, “Social networking sites have seen a proliferation of racist comments over the last year or two, with both Shola Ameobi and Fraizer Campbell receiving appalling abuse on Twitter recently.
“Police action was taken in both of those cases, and we hope it will be taken seriously this time in order to stamp out this discrimination.”