Goal - Greater Manchester Police have confirmed the youngster has been apprehended and bailed on suspicion of a racially-aggravated public order offense following Sunday's match.
the parents must have got him on that hate train nice and early
so more of out tax money is spent wasting it on arresting a 15 yr old. Everyone knows the charges won't stick so what is the point. It's a fucking tweet. if you search the internet then they would probably find 20% of the people use racially discriminative words. however those hooligans/fans who are throwing things at players should get arrested, it is dangerous and could ruin players careers which is worth millions.
Lol I don't get this? I guess there are different laws than the U.S. since when is it against the law to be racist?! Better erase 90% of everybody on Xbox and ps3 then! Lol
Racial abuse is a punishable crime in England. If it were that way in the US, the whole southeast would be a prison.
so if i called you the n-word on PSN you'll be ok and wont call the cops on me. but if i called you a n-word via twitter/facebook its punishable. i dont see the difference. if i were to put something racist here, is it punishable in real life? besides bubbling down, will i get a visit from the cops? yes? no? if no, how is this different to twitter?
I live in the US so I'm not entirely sure how it works but I'm guessing as long as it's reported and there's a log of it then it doesn't matter whether it's on twitter or a message board. I'm also assuming that both parties have to be from England for this to be a case. Without looking it up, I'm guessing it'll only result in a finable offense or at the most probation. It's a pretty messy law and seems real hard to prove (especially in xbox or psn voice chat) so a log on twitter, facebook or message boards seem to be the only cyber offense besides verbal contact with witnesses or recordings. This is really the only conclusion I can come to without really knowing much about the actual law but I don't really see the point.
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