Police arrest children’s football coach, 50, for ‘inciting racial hatred’ over tweet telling Marcus Rashford ‘get to ya own country’
A children’s football coach accused of tweeting England star Marcus Rashford with alleged racist abuse has been arrested, police have said today.
Nick Scott, 50, is accused of tweeting the Manchester-born forward to ‘get to ya own country’.
The suspect, from Powick, near Worcester, has previously denied tweeting the message to the 23-year-old star, instead saying his account was ‘hacked’.
West Mercia Police said a 50-year-old man had been detained on suspicion of inciting racial hatred following reports of an inappropriate tweet posted on Sunday.
A football coach accused of tweeting England star Marcus Rashford (pictured) with alleged racist abuse has been arrested, police have today revealed
The man, who was not named by police, has since been released under investigation.
Commenting on the inquiry, Inspector Pete Nightingale, from Worcester police station, said: ‘We encourage people to make these reports and are pleased with the speed at which we have been able to deal with this incident.
‘We continue to work with the local football community and have links with the local clubs to ensure that this behaviour is dealt with appropriately.’
It comes as, in a separate incident, it was revealed that police are investigating claims made by a Savills employee that his Twitter account had been hacked after the upmarket estate agent suspended him over a vile racist tweet posted about black England footballers.
Andrew Bone called in Greater Manchester Police after a tweet was published on his account following England’s penalty shoot-out defeat which said: ‘N*****s ruined it for us.’
The message was posted on the page of Mr Bone – a commercial building manager who lives in Sale, Cheshire – shortly after England players Bukayo Saka, Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho all missed their penalties.
After 37-year-old Mr Bone, who is based in Manchester, was widely accused of being a racist, the tweet was deleted. Then, a message on his Twitter page appeared which said: ‘Omg (oh my God), I haven’t said anything.’
His stepfather Robert Dutson then told MailOnline yesterday: ‘He didn’t post the remark. His account has been hacked. He has contacted the police about it. They are looking into it now.
‘He started getting comments saying he was racist. That is not him. He is not a racist. The tweet appears to have come from a device not used by this account before.’