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Man charged after investigation into hateful football tweets

News   •   Sep 15, 2021 09:00 BST

A man has been charged after a Met Police investigation into racist, anti-semitic and hateful tweets posted in late 2020, that were identified by Chelsea FC.

Nathan Blagg 21 (07.01.00) of Retford, Nottinghamshire, has been charged with seven counts of sending by public communication network an offensive/indecent/obscene/menacing message/matter, contrary to the Malicious Communications Act.

The charges cover a period from 5 February 2020 to 3 February 2021.

He has been charged by postal requisition. He is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Friday, 8 October.

The investigation is being led by the Met's Central Football Unit, who arrested Blagg in February this year.