Boy arrested for tweet during derby
Police investigating a racist tweet sent during Sunday’s stormy Manchester derby have arrested a 15-year-old boy. The teenager was held last night on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence, Greater Manchester Police said.
An investigation was launched after a message was directed at a Manchester United player.
The boy has been bailed pending further inquiries.
United and England defender Rio Ferdinand was left with a cut to his left eyebrow after being hit by a 2p coin while celebrating his team’s last-gasp winning goal at the Etihad Stadium.