Via The Daily Mail
Police have arrested two teenagers in connection with racist abuse posted on a Premier League footballer’s Twitter account.
Sammy Ameobi, 19, who plays for Newcastle United alongside older brother Shola, was called a ‘n****r’ after the footballer tweeted a photo of a black pair of boots.
Ameobi, who broke into the first team at the end of last season and is becoming a fans’ favourite, retweeted the abuse he received, and his attacker’s account was closed down.
Ameobi had posted a message alongside the photo of the Nike boots, saying: ‘There will always be a place in my heart for the all blacks.
A follower with the username @JonnnnyPhipps replied: ‘”Your hand is nearly the same colour. nigger.”
Retweeting the message, Ameobi added: ‘Sad to see some people are still racist nowadays.’
Prior to this incident did you think Sammy that in 2011 racism had disappeared off the face of the earth? If the answer is ‘yes’ then I guess you just got your wake up call.