Tyne & Wear

Sunderland's Fraizer Campbell targeted in racist tweet

Fraizer Campbell
Image caption Fraizer Campbell joined Sunderland in 2009

The racial abuse of a Sunderland footballer on Twitter is being investigated by police.

Fraizer Campbell was sent a message, from an account which no longer exists, after he made a comment in support of Estonia ahead of a Euro 2012 play-off.

The 24-year-old striker, formerly of Manchester United, described the tweet as "disgraceful".

A Northumbria Police spokesman said: "We are aware of the matter and inquiries are being made into it."

The message was retweeted by Mr Campbell, who said: "Wow just seen this tweet! Disgraceful."

He also linked to a picture of the Show Racism the Red Card organisation's logo.

Police are investigating a similar incident involving Newcastle United's Sammy Ameobi and have arrested two teenagers, who were later released on bail.

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