Facebook, Twitter Hand Over Details Of Racist Trolls Who Abused England’s Euro 2020 Stars, Five Arrested

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Facebook, Twitter Hands Over Details Of Racist Trolls Who Abused England’s Euro 2020 Stars, Five Arrested

Social media companies have finally handed over the details of racist trolls who abused England’s Euro 2020 stars.

Five people have been arrested after heroes Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka, and Jadon Sancho were targeted following England’s heartbreaking defeat.

Social media giants had faced mounting pressure to give up the thugs posting abuse – after bosses were hauled before Boris Johnson for a dressing-down earlier this week.

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Chief Constable Mark Roberts, the National Police Chiefs’ Council football policing lead, said the companies are now “working very closely” with the UK Football Policing Unit (UKFPU) to track down the vile trolls.

“Our England teams have been true role models during the tournament, conducting themselves with professionalism and dignity.

“I’m disgusted there are individuals out there who think it’s acceptable to direct such abhorrent abuse at them, or at anybody else.

“The UKFPU investigation is well underway and work continues to identify those responsible.

“We are working very closely with social media platforms, who are providing data we need to progress inquiries.

“If we identify that you are behind this crime, we will track you down and you will face the serious consequences of your shameful actions.”

A 42-year-old man from Runcorn is the fifth person to have been questioned, Cheshire Police confirmed on Thursday.

The man was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of displaying threatening, abusive, or insulting written material. He has since been released under investigation pending further inquires.

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