Man identified by Chelsea FC charged by Met Police after investigation into racist, anti-semitic and hateful tweets

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(CNN)A antheral who was identified by Chelsea Football Club for tweets posted successful precocious 2020 has been charged by the London Metropolitan Police connected 7 counts of sending "hateful" messages connected societal media.

The Met Police said successful a statement: "A antheral has been charged aft a Met Police probe into racist, anti-semitic and hateful tweets posted successful precocious 2020, that were identified by Chelsea FC.

"Nathan Blagg, 21, of Retford, Nottinghamshire, has been charged with 7 counts of sending by nationalist connection web an offensive/indecent/obscene/menacing message/matter, contrary to the Malicious Communications Act."

    The Met Police said the charges are crossed the play of February 5, 2020 to February 3, 2021 and the fishy is owed to look astatine Westminster Magistrates' Court connected Friday, October 8.

      The connection continued: "The probe is being led by the Met's Central Football Unit, who arrested Blagg successful February this year."

      In a tweet astatine the clip of the apprehension successful February, Chelsea FC wrote: "We invited today's apprehension which shows that hateful messages shared connected societal media bash person consequences.

      "We proceed to enactment intimately with the constabulary to enactment their investigations connected this important issue."

        Back successful April, the satellite of English shot agreed successful a social media boycott to protestation the ongoing racist maltreatment aimed astatine footballers online.

        In a associated statement, a radical of English governing bodies said the boycott hoped to "emphasise that societal media companies indispensable bash much to eradicate online hate."

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