Man arrested by police over Euro 2020 social media post

A man has been arrested in connection with a social media post directed towards England football players following the Euro 2020 final.

Wednesday, 14th July 2021, 1:52 pm
Updated Wednesday, 14th July 2021, 3:40 pm

The 37-year-old went to Cheadle Heath police station on Wednesday morning and was arrested on suspicion of an offence under section one of the Malicious Communications Act.

The man, who lives in Ashton-upon-Mersey, has since been released under investigation.

His arrest relates to a post on Sunday evening following the Italy v England Euro 2020 final at Wembley.

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Police are continuing to investigate
Police are continuing to investigate

Det Insp Matt Gregory, from Greater Manchester Police, said: "The actions of a small number of people overshadowed what was a hugely unifying event for our country on Sunday evening. We are firm in our commitment - any racist abuse, whether online or off, is not acceptable."

Anyone with information that could help the investigation is asked to call police on 0161 856 4973, quoting incident 109 of July 12, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

People who are victims or witnesses of hate crime can report it to the police by calling 101 or at gmp.police.uk. Alternatively go to www.letsendhatecrime.com

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