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Man identified by Chelsea FC accused by Met Police after investigating racist, anti-Semitic and hateful tweets

The Met police said in a statement: “A man has been charged following a Met Police investigation into racist, anti-Semitic and hateful tweets published in late 2020, identified by Chelsea FC.

“Nathan Blagg, 21, of Retford, Nottinghamshire, has been charged with seven counts of sending an offensive / obscene / obscene / obnoxious / threatening message / matter, in violation of the Harmful Communications Act.”

The Met police said the charges extend over the period February 5, 2020 to February 3, 2021, and the suspect will appear in Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Friday, October 8.

The statement continued: “The investigation is being led by Met’s Central Football Unit, which arrested Blagg in February this year.”

In a tweet at the arrest in February, Chelsea FC wrote: “We welcome today’s arrest which shows that hateful messages shared on social media have consequences.

“We continue to work closely with the police to support their investigations into this important issue.”

Back in April, the world of English football was united in one boycott on social media to protest the ongoing racist abuse of online footballers.

In a joint statement, a group of English governing bodies said the boycott hoped to “emphasize that social media needs to do more to eradicate online hatred.”

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