Teenagers Arrested for Racist Tweets to Soccer Player Sammy Ameobi

It’s easy to hide behind a computer and insult someone. With the way in which technology has progressed over the last decade-plus, we have all experienced that in some way. Plenty of things are said over Twitter and Facebook that can be fluffed off or considered an inappropriate joke, but the line needs to be drawn when it comes to racism. That’s exactly what happened in England when two 17-year-olds were arrested for posting racist content on Newcastle United forward Sammy Ameobi’s Twitter page.

According to The Guardian, Ameobi posted a picture of his black Nike cleats on his Twitter page with the caption, “There will always be a place in my heart for the all blacks.” For whatever reason, some moronic follower decided to respond by tweeting, “Your hand is nearly the same colour nigger.”

Ameobi wrote back that it’s “sad to see some people are still racist nowadays” and then reported the incident to the Northumbria police. Police arrested two 17-year-old men on Thursday on suspicion of malicious communication.  Newcastle’s manager, Alan Pardew, said it’s important that a precedent be set showing that type of behavior will not be tolerated.

“We represent the local community here and when something like this happens we have to react strongly,” he said. “We will not tolerate any type of behaviour like that.”

People should be held accountable for making racist and idiotic comments like that more often.  The world of social media has created an avenue for racism to be thrown around for absolutely no reason without consequences.  If someone thought they might be arrested for doing it, it would stand to reason that we would see less of it.

Around The Web

  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    If it’s that easy to track em down, I think we need to send them some of our hate mail.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sean-Payne/1076636005 Sean Payne

    we just have to come to term that the world is filled with ignorant maggots.but its always nice to catch them and put them on blast.

  • Anonymous

    The police can`t touch me for opposing white genocide:

    Africa for the Africans,Asia for the Asians,white countries for EVERYBODY!

    Everybody says there is this RACE problem. Everybody says this RACE problem will be solved when the third world pours into EVERY white country and ONLY into white countries.

    The Netherlands and Belgium are just as crowded as Japan or Taiwan, but nobody says Japan or Taiwan will solve this RACE problem by bringing in millions of third worlders and quote assimilating unquote with them.

    Everybody says the final solution to this RACE problem is for EVERY white country and ONLY white countries to “assimilate,” i.e., intermarry, with all those non-whites.

    What if I said there was this RACE problem and this RACE problem would be solved only if hundreds of millions of non-blacks were brought into EVERY black country and ONLY into black countries?

    How long would it take anyone to realize I’m not talking about a RACE problem. I am talking about the final solution to the BLACK problem?

    And how long would it take any sane black man to notice this and what kind of psycho black man wouldn’t object to this?

    But if I tell that obvious truth about the ongoing program of genocide against my race, the white race, Liberals and respectable conservatives alike say I am a naziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews.

    They say they are anti-racist. What they are is anti-white.

    Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white.