Fan Arrested After Sending Offensive Message To Footballer On Social Media

A 20-year-old man from Sheffield has been arrested after an offensive social media post aimed at Wigan’s Nathan Byrne.

Lancashire police said the man handed himself in at Blackpool police station on Saturday evening and was arrested on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence and malicious communications.

A police statement said he has since been released pending a charging decision by the Crown Prosecution Service

Bryne had received the message after scoring a late equaliser in Wigan’s 2-2 draw at Bristol City. He later posted the screenshot of the message on his twitter account.

Wigan, in a message said they were “angered” by the message, which they reported to the police as hate crime.

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