Man bailed over racist tweets to Northampton Town players

Clarke Carlisle
Image caption Clarke Carlisle was one of two players alleged to have received racists tweets

A man arrested on suspicion of sending racist tweets to two footballers has been released from custody on bail.

A 25-year-old, from Cheltenham, was held in Gloucestershire as part of an investigation into tweets sent to League Two Northampton Town players.

Tweets were sent to Adebayo Akinfenwa and Clarke Carlisle, chairman of the Professional Footballers' Association.

A man, held on suspicion of a racially aggravated crime, is to return to Cheltenham police station on 22 May.

The incident is jointly being investigated by Gloucestershire and Northamptonshire Police.

A Northampton Town spokesman said: "We became aware of some tweets that had been sent to our players on Wednesday evening and we immediately notified the police."

The arrest came four days after Northampton Town beat Cheltenham Town 1-0 in the second leg of their League Two play-off semi final.

The Cobblers face Bradford City on 18 May for a place in League One.

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