Police: Carlton Cole target of racist tweets

August 27, 2012
By Press Association
A 22-year-old man was arrested Sunday in connection with racist Twitter messages aimed at West Ham striker Carlton Cole, police said.

The man, from Southend in Essex, was arrested on suspicion of a "racially aggravated public order offence," the county's force said.

The footballer highlighted the messages he received on the social networking site following his side's defeat at Swansea on Saturday.

The 28-year-old player was targeted by the supposed Hammers' fan in ...

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