Tyne & Wear

Man arrested in footballer Facebook race abuse probe

Shola Ameobi
Image caption The comment was believed to be about Shola Ameobi

Police have arrested a man on suspicion of racial harassment after a comment about a Premier League footballer was posted on a social networking site.

The remark on Facebook was believed to be about Newcastle United striker Shola Ameobi.

Northumbria Police said the post had been removed.

A 43-year-old man, from Washington, was arrested on suspicion of racial harassment, and later bailed until 28 November.

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