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Sammy Ameobi Twitter racist remark: Two boys bailed

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Image caption Sammy Ameobi reported the offensive tweet to police

Two boys arrested after Newcastle United player Sammy Ameobi was racially abused on Twitter have been bailed.

The 19-year-old forward, the brother of fellow Newcastle player Shola, was targeted after he tweeted a photo of a pair of black boots on Sunday.

Sammy Ameobi and Newcastle United both reported the matter to police.

The arrested pair, both aged 17, were quizzed on suspicion of malicious communication offences. They have been bailed until 18 January.

Officers said the account the message was sent from had been deleted.

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