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Statement re offensive Tweets made in relation to a Liverpool Football Club player

News   •   Apr 11, 2019 21:25 BST

A Merseyside Police spokesman said: “Merseyside Police is currently investigating the publication of a number of offensive Tweets made in relation to a Liverpool footballer.

"The language used in the Tweets is abhorrent and we are taking the reports extremely seriously. Detectives from Merseyside Police are linking in with the Metropolitan Police Service in relation to the latest Tweet and we understand a number of individuals who are currently in Prague for the Slavia Prague V Chelsea Champions League game have been identified and have had their match tickets rescinded for this evening's fixture.

"We will continue to work with Liverpool Football Club to ensure that those who use the Internet to target others, and who commit criminal offences such as harassment or hate crime in doing so, understand that they are not beyond the law."