Football supporter arrested for anti-Semitic tweeting

Tottenham Hotspurs Pic: Gerard McGovern

Tottenham Hotspurs Pic: Gerard McGovern

A Croydon man has been arrested after tweeting anti-Semitic comments following a football match between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur.

The 24-year-old man was arrested at his home in Croydon on December 12, on suspicion of inciting racial hatred. His tweets made reference to Hitler and gas chambers.

North London’s Spurs team is known to have a large Jewish following. Police had warned supporters from both teams before the match on October 6 not to use the word “yid” and said anyone caught doing so would be committing a crime.

Haringey Criminal Investigation Department were alerted of the tweets earlier this month and launched an investigation.

Previously police had arrested a 48-year-old man at his home in Canning Town on the same suspicion.

Another 22-year-old man was arrested yesterday at his home in Wiltshire, having allegedly committed the same crime.

All three men have been bailed to a date in late January pending further inquiries.

In a separate investigation emerging from the same match, police arrested and cautioned a 55-year-old man from Hemel Hempstead on November 28 for malicious communications.

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