Racist abuse on Micah Richards' Twitter page probed

Micah Richards
Image caption Micah Richards plays right back for table-topping Manchester City

Police are investigating racist abuse directed at Manchester City player Micah Richards on Twitter.

Offensive comments were posted on the defender's official Twitter page.

The abuse is thought to have been posted on Twitter by someone living in Lincolnshire. A police spokesman said it would "not tolerate racist comments".

The 23-year-old replied: "Love the racist abuse. Keep it coming." His account was unavailable on Tuesday.

On its Twitter page, Lincolnshire Police posted a warning to anyone who might be tempted to post abusive comments.

It said "deleting comments does not work".

A spokesman for Manchester City said the club was aware that police were investigating the matter and did not want to comment further.

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