Croydon man arrested after anti-Semitic comments posted on Twitter


The 24-year-old was arrested on suspicion of inciting racial hatred.


By Alex Finnis

A Croydon man has been arrested for posting anti-Semitic tweets following Tottenham Hostpur’s Premier League match with West Ham.

The 24-year-old was arrested on Thursday along with a 22-year-old from Wiltshire on suspicion of inciting racial hatred, after tweeting comments about Hitler and gas chambers.

The comments were made after West Ham’s 3-0 away win at Tottenham Hotspur on October 6.

Police also arrested a 48-year-old man in Canning Town for inciting racial hatred on December 5 as part of the same investigation – all three men have been bailed until January.

And in November, a 55-year-old man from Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, was arrested and cautioned for malicious communications after posting anti-Semitic tweets before the same fixture.

Fans were warned before the game not to use the word ‘yid’, with police saying those that did would be committing a crime.

Tottenham have a traditionally large Jewish following and some of their fans use the term themselves, though the club has also been targeted with abuse from opposition fans.

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