Football fan sentenced for racist message about England players

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Pulse-gh Sept. 9, 2021 2:04 a.m.

Football fan sentenced for racist message about England players

McCluskey's case came as former footballer Anton Ferdinand called on social media companies to act immediately to end racial abuse, warning that online hate could even be fatal.

He admitted a single charge at Warrington Magistrates Court of sending an offensive or abusive message by a public communication network, and said he was "deeply ashamed" of his actions.

Marvin Sordell, a former England under-21 player, said social media abuse -- and weak sanctions -- was one of the reasons he left the sport aged just 28 The ex-West Ham defender, 36, told British lawmakers scrutinising a government plan to tighten online safety laws of the addictive nature of social media.

District Judge Nicholas Sanders told McCluskey: "This sort of online abuse seems to have gained some sort of traction in our society and it is entirely unacceptable.

"My worry is, what are the social media companies waiting for?.

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