Man charged over Newcastle racist abuse

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A man is charged by police for posting racist abuse on Twitter following Newcastle United's signing of Freiburg striker Papiss Cisse.

A man has been charged by police for posting racist abuse on Twitter following Newcastle United's signing of Freiburg striker Papiss Cisse.

The 29-year-old is believed to have made the remarks on Tuesday night over the number of black players that the North East club have in their squad.

"We have received a report of racist comments made on Twitter," said a Northumbria Police spokesman.

"We take all reports of racist abuse very seriously and inquiries are being conducted.

"A 29-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and is currently in custody."

The Magpies confirmed the £9m capture of Cisse yesterday.

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