Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 23 August 2014

Police probe racist tweet to player

Sunderland footballer Fraizer Campbell was sent a racist tweet

Police have begun an investigation after another Premier League footballer was sent a racist message on Twitter.

Sunderland striker Fraizer Campbell was sent the tweet after he joked "Come on Estonia! You can do it!" ahead of the Euro 2012 play-off against Ireland.

The message was sent by TheReid1, whose account no longer exists.

Campbell, 24, and formerly of Manchester United, retweeted the abuse, adding "wow just seen this tweet! Disgraceful."

He also linked a picture of the Show Racism the Red Card organisation's logo.

A Northumbria Police spokesman said: "We are aware of the matter and inquiries are being made into it."

The same force launched an investigation after Newcastle United's Sammy Ameobi was similarly abused on Twitter a fortnight ago. Two teenagers were arrested.

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