Man identified by Chelsea FC charged by Met Police after investigation into racist, anti-semitic and hateful tweets

The Met Police mentioned in a observation: “A person has been charged after a Met Police investigation into racist, anti-semitic and hateful tweets posted in overdue 2020, that have been recognized via Chelsea FC.

“Nathan Blagg, 21, of Retford, Nottinghamshire, has been charged with seven counts of sending via public conversation community an offensive/indecent/obscene/menacing message/topic, opposite to the Malicious Communications Act.”

The Met Police mentioned the costs are around the duration of February five, 2020 to February three, 2021 and the suspect is because of seem at Westminster Magistrates’ Court docket on Friday, October eight.

The observation persisted: “The investigation is being led via the Met’s Central Soccer Unit, who arrested Blagg in February this 12 months.”

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In a tweet on the time of the arrest in February, Chelsea FC wrote: “We welcome as of late’s arrest which presentations that hateful messages shared on social media do have penalties.

“We proceed to paintings intently with the police to reinforce their investigations in this necessary factor.”

Again in April, the arena of English soccer united in a social media boycott to protest the continued racist abuse geared toward footballers on-line.

In a joint observation, a bunch of English governing our bodies mentioned the boycott was hoping to “emphasise that social media firms will have to do extra to eliminate on-line hate.”

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