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Police Arrest 12-yr-old Boy For Racist Tweets Towards Wilfried Zaha

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Police Arrest 12-yr-old Boy For Racist Tweets Towards Wilfried Zaha
Police Arrest 12-yr-old Boy For Racist Tweets Towards

A 12-year-old boy has been arrested by police investigating racist messages sent to forward Wilfried Zaha on .

Zaha revealed he had received several abusive messages on social media before Sunday’s trip to , a game they lost 2-0.

His manager Roy Hodgson called the abuse “cowardly and despicable”.

The called the abuse of the 27-year-old Ivory Coast winger “completely unacceptable”.

West Midlands Police tweeted Zaha to say they would look into the abuse and hours later confirmed an arrest.

“We were alerted to a series of racist messages sent to a footballer today and after looking into them and conducting checks, we have arrested a boy,” read a WM Police tweet.

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“The 12-year-old from Solihull has been taken to custody. Thanks to everyone who raised it. won’t be tolerated.”

Speaking to Sky Sports before the arrest, Hodgson added: “It’s been highlighted at the moment anyway with the movement and everyone seems to be making such an effort to eradicate this behaviour.

“It is very sad that, on the day of a game, a player wakes up to this cowardly and despicable abuse. It’s right Wilf has made people aware of it and I don’t think this is something you should keep quiet about.

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“He wants to put off one of our best players from playing well today, but to do it in the way he has chosen is totally inexcusable.”

The Premier League said: “This behaviour is completely unacceptable and the Premier League stands alongside Wilfried Zaha in opposing this, and discrimination in any form.

“We will continue to support players, managers, coaches and their family members who receive serious discriminatory online abuse.”

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Players in ’s top flight have been kneeling in support of the Black Lives Matter movement before every match since the season restarted in June.

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