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West Midlands police charge man who racially abused West Brom’s Romaine Sawyers

West Midlands police charge man who racially abused West Brom’s Romaine Sawyers

Man charged with racist abuse

West Midlands Police have charge a man after it was discovered he had sent racist messages to West Bromwich Albion’s Romaine Sawyers on social media.

A statement from West Midlands Police read:

‘We’ve charged a man after West Bromwich Albion player Romaine Sawyers was racially abused online.

‘Simon Silwood is accused of sending an offensive message to the footballer via social media in January of this year.

‘The 49-year-old from Kingswinford has been charged under the Communications Act to appear before Dudley Magistrates Court on 29 April.

‘The investigation has been carried out by PC Stuart Ward who is the UK’s first dedicated hate crime officer within a football unit.

‘He is at the forefront of our unit’s ongoing work to stamp out any abuse against footballers and fans. ‘

Social media blackout

Due to the increase in the amount of abuse received by both players and fans surrounding the sport of football, increasing calls for social media boycotts and blackouts are intensifying.

Swansea City announced that they would be blacking out for the entirety of the 8th April to the 15th April in a stand against racism.

“We feel it is right to take a stand against behaviour that is a blight on our sport, and society at large,” the club wrote in a statement.

This follows from some players leaving social media entirely such as Thierry Henry. Calling on change to be made. Arsenal have said they would consider joining if more work is not done to combat and prevent these incidents.

One call has been for people’s accounts to have associative identification therefore making it much easier for these acts to be made accountable and remove anonymity.

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This article was edited by Robert Fosterman.

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