[Ed. – The little git could have yelled exactly the same offensive words at Welbeck if he’d been present at the match, and the police would have done nothing. A brawl might have started, of course, in which case that would have been the issue. Get your mojo back, Brits. Leave this stuff to Twitter to handle.]
A 15-year-old boy has been arrested by police officers investigating a racist tweet aimed at Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck.
The teenager was held and questioned on suspicion of racial abuse following the posting of a sickening message on Twitter after Welbeck scored the winner to knock his former club Manchester United out of the FA Cup on March 9.
Officers from Greater Manchester Police launched a probe after a fellow user of the social media site registered a complaint.
The vile, racist rant, tweeted by user @angeIsleftfoot, read: ‘Welbeck is dead to me, the f****** c***…’
The tweet, posted after Welbeck’s decisive role in Arsenal’s 2-1 Quarter Final victory at Old Trafford, continued with sickening references that are too offensive to publish here.
Sportsmail understands officers in Manchester with specialist training in social media identified the user and passed on the information to Wiltshire Police, who confirmed they have now made an arrest.