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Stan Collymore – Man arrested for Twitter abuse of former footballer

Collymore thanks police for acting quickly after receiving MORE racist abuse on Twitter

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UPDATED:

17:41 GMT, 27 November 2012

A new wave of controversy has hit football after Stan Collymore reported a racially abusive tweet on Twitter.

Northumbria police arrested a 21-year-old man in connection with the alleged racist tweet, which was sent on Tuesday morning.

The authorities are questioning the Sunderland man, and Collymore tweeted his thanks, saying: ‘Many thanks to Greater Manchester and Northumbria Police forces for their prompt response to racism on Twitter.’

Incident: Stan Collymore was sent racial abuse on Twitter again and an arrest has been made

Incident: Stan Collymore was sent racial abuse on Twitter again and an arrest has been made

Northumbria police said: 'A 21-year-old Sunderland man has been arrested on suspicion of publishing written material to stir up racial hatred and is currently in police custody helping police with their enquiries.'

It is not the first time the Talksport pundit has been subjected to racist abuse on Twitter, but he has been successful in bringing abusers to justice.

Grateful: Collymore's was pleased the police acted so promptly

Grateful: Collymore's was pleased the police acted so promptly

Earlier this year 21-year-old Joshua Cryer, from Jesmond, received a two-year community order.

Cryer, who was studying law at
Newcastle University at the time, pleaded guilty to tweeting racial
abuse at the former Liverpool, Aston Villa and Fulham player.

The university conducted a disciplinary hearing but the result has not been made public.

Nottinghamshire set for victory against Worcestershire

Nottinghamshire set for victory against Worcestershire thanks to Wessels century

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UPDATED:

15:24 GMT, 7 April 2012

Nottinghamshire were in control after a fine 113 by Riki Wessels guided them to a strong total in the LV= county Championship clash against Worcestershire at Trent Bridge.

Nottinghamshire resumed on 355 for seven, with Wessels unbeaten on 104 alongside Graeme White who had made just four when he was caught by Michael Klinger off the bowling of David Lucas.

Wessels had moved on to 113 when he was eventually removed, becoming Alan Richardson's third lbw victim.

Fine show: Notts batsman Rikki Wessels in action against Worcestershire

Fine show: Notts batsman Rikki Wessels in action against Worcestershire

Andre Adams was then bowled by Richardson as the hosts ended their innings on 403.

Richardson finished with five for 95 off 32 overs, while David Lucas had figures of three for 127 off 29.

The visitors then started their innings requiring 392 for victory but Klinger was out for 22 with the score on 26 and they reached lunch on 42 for one.

Sussex were facing a daunting 342-run chase if they were going to get a positive result against Surrey at The Oval.

Surrey resumed on 250 for eight and Stuart Meaker (27) and Jon Lewis (24) moved the score on to 273. James Anyon finished with five for 79 off 24 overs.

Ed Joyce and Chris Nash had reached 29 in reply when the latter was was bowled by Lewis and just seven more runs had been added when his fellow opener fell to Meaker.

Meaker then struck again when he caught Murray Goodwin lbw for a duck as the visitors made it to the break on 41 for three.

Somerset were in a good position against Middlesex at Taunton despite losing two wickets in the morning session.

They started the third day on 203 for three with Nick Compton and Craig Kieswetter firmly embedded at the crease.

The pair had moved the score on to 255 when Kieswetter was removed, caught by Dawid Malan off Corey Collymore for 83, an innings which included 14 boundaries off 158 balls.

Easy street: Essex cruised to victory against Gloucestershire

Easy street: Essex cruised to victory against Gloucestershire

Jos Buttler fell on 14 but by the break they were 281 for five – a lead of 35 with five wickets remaining – with Compton unbeaten on 81.

In the Second Division, Essex opened their campaign with an easy innings-and-38-runs victory over Gloucestershire at Chelmsford.

The visitors had started the third day on 55 for five requiring a further 129 runs to make Essex bat again but they never looked likely to make a fight of it, losing their remaining wickets well before lunch as they were bowled out for 146.

Graham Napier, who is celebrating his benefit year, did the major damage second time around, finishing with five for 58.

Glamorgan had lost four wickets as they fell to 105 for five against Leicestershire at Leicester.

Robbie Joseph and Matthew Hoggard got two wickets apiece this morning with the visitors still requiring another 131 runs for victory.

Derbyshire were in a strong position against Northamptonshire at Derby.
The visitors lost three wickets for 23 runs as they made 264 with

Derbyshire 19 without loss at lunch, a lead of 41 runs.
Yorkshire were really up against it against Kent at Headingley Carnegie.

The hosts resumed on 32 without loss, in reply to Kent's mammoth 537 for nine, but they lost three wickets – two while on 37 – and reached lunch on 103 for three. Captain Andrew Gale was unbeaten on 44.

Stan Collymore Twitter race abuse case adjourned

Collymore Twitter race abuse case adjourned until February

Twitter tirade: A man has been charged with racially abusing Collymore

Twitter tirade: A man has been charged with racially abusing Collymore

The case against a student charged with racially abusing Stan Collymore on Twitter was adjourned on Monday.

Joshua Cryer, 21, of Jesmond, Newcastle, faces two public order offences following a complaint from the football pundit.

Cryer was excused attendance at Newcastle Magistrates' Court and the case was adjourned until February 14.

He was arrested after the former England striker reported the alleged abuse to Staffordshire Police and they passed the matter to their Northumbria Police counterparts.

Collymore, 40, originally from Cannock, Staffordshire, played for a string of top clubs, including Liverpool, Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest.

He works as a broadcaster for talkSport, campaigns against racism and is a supporter of charity the Depression Alliance. end.

Stan Collymore Twitter: Man charged with racial abuse

Man charged with racially abusing Collymore on Twitter

Twitter tirade: A man has been charged with racially abusing Collymore

Twitter tirade: A man has been charged with racially abusing Collymore

A 21-year-old man has been charged with racially abusing former Premier League star and football pundit Stan Collymore on Twitter.

Northumbria Police said Joshua Cryer, of Jesmond, Newcastle, was charged on Saturday night with 'a Section Five racial public order offence and a Section Five public order offence'.

The force spokesman said Cryer would appear before Newcastle magistrates on Monday January 23.

Northumbria Police began an investigation in the early hours of Saturday after an allegation was passed on from colleagues in Staffordshire.

Collymore, 40, originally from Cannock, Staffordshire, played for a string of top clubs, including Liverpool, Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest.

He works as a broadcaster for talkSport and campaigns against racism and is a supporter of charity the Depression Alliance.

Stan Collymore racially abused Twitter allegedly

Police to investigate allegations of racist abuse at Collymore on Twitter

Pundit: Collymore

Pundit: Collymore

Police have begun an investigation after former Premier League star and pundit Stan Collymore was allegedly the victim of racist abuse on Twitter.

Northumbria Police confirmed they have begun inquiries after they were informed in the early hours of an allegation received by Staffordshire Police.

A spokeswoman said: 'Just after midnight police received a complaint of racist comments that had been made on Twitter. Officers are carrying out inquiries.'

The Twitter user – known as JoshuaCryer1 – later denied the allegations, posting: '@Stan Collymore apologies for all the abusive tweets just been notified about it these do not represent my views. #notafunnytwape'.

Collymore, 40, originally from Cannock, Staffordshire, played for a string of top clubs, including Liverpool, Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest.

Abuse: Collymore's Twitter feed

Abusive: Collymore's Twitter feed

He works as a broadcaster for talkSPORT, campaigns against racism and is a supporter of the charity Depression Alliance.

It was believed the allegedly racist tweets were sent by someone in the Tyneside area.

Stan Collymore victim of vile Gary Speed Twitter tirade

“Go hang yourself like Gary Speed”: Collymore reveals shocking Twitter tirade

Stan Collymore has revealed he was the target of a vile racist Twitter tirade in which he was sensationally told to “hang yourself like Gary Speed”.

The former Liverpool, Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest striker – now a respected pundit of the game for radio station talkSPORT and Channel 5 – highlighted the obscene message on the social networking site this morning along with a series of other racist posts sent by internet trolls.

Vile: Stan Collymore reveals the abusive hate message he received on Friday morning from a Twitter user

Vile: Stan Collymore reveals the abusive hate message he received on Friday morning from a Twitter user

The tragic death of Wales manager Speed last month sent shockwaves through football with millions of saddened supporters paying tribute to the late 42-year-old.

And after raising alarm of a host of racist messages from Twitter users on the Luis Suarez and Patrice Evra row, in which the Liverpool striker faces an eight-match suspension for allegedly abusing the Manchester United defender – one user took an incredible hate aim at Collymore.

Jon Juwanson”s tweet read: “@StanCollymore do us a favour Stan and go and hang yourself like Gary Speed did please. Ok Negrito.”

Collymore was a victim of a vile message that referred to the late Gary Speed (R) Collymore was a victim of a vile message that referred to the late Gary Speed (R)

Collymore was a victim of a vile message that referred to the late Gary Speed (R)

Collymore”s followers immediately responded with dozens of supportive messages with the 40-year-old writing: “The lovely comments outstrip the bad 100/1 so thank you to those who do. Not ignoring you,just highlighting a serious issue. x

“Have a look at my favourites. Tell me Twitter shouldn”t do something.”

Alan Hansen under-fire after "coloured" race gaffe on Match of the Day

Hansen under-fire after BBC pundit makes race gaffe TWICE on Match of the Day

Alan Hansen has landed himself in hot water after making a racial gaffe TWICE during last night’s Match of the Day.

The BBC pundit – who is paid an enormous 40,000 per show – caused controversy after describing black players as “coloured” when discussing the current John Terry and Luis Suarez racism rows.

Fellow pundit Lee Dixon looked on in disdain as former Liverpool defender Hansen, 56, said: ‘I think there’s a lot of coloured players in all the major teams and there are lots of coloured players who are probably the best in the Premier League.

Controversy: Alan Hansen came under-fire for his comments on Match of the Day which appeared to shock fellow pundit Lee Dixon (R)

Controversy: Alan Hansen came under-fire for his comments on Match of the Day which appeared to shock fellow pundit Lee Dixon (R)

‘If you look at 25 or 30 years ago it was probably in a bad way – not as bad as some of the other nations on the Continent – but certainly there is always, always room for improvement.’

The 56-year-old ex-Scotland international immediately came under-fire on social networking site Twitter after fans, footballers and celebrities lead a backlash against the former Liverpool defender for describing black players ‘coloured’.

Former Tottenham player Rohan Ricketts, now at Irish outfit Shamrock Rovers, was outraged and tweeted: ‘Is this Alan Hansen guy taking the f****** p*** I’m not coloured He is part of the problem when using that word. We are BLACK Alan! Wtf [sic].’

He then added: ‘Alan Hansen is more coloured than a black person. But still we would not call him or another white man coloured.’

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Ex-Anfield star and broadcaster Stan Collymore was quoted in The Sun saying: ‘What colour would that be Blue Green Orange’

Although he didn’t see the controversial incident, musician Example waded in to the debate, saying: ‘I didn’t see MOTD but did Alan Hansen really say ‘coloured players’ Wow. Hand him his P45.’

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Interestingly, Hansen was labelled ‘ignorant’ and ‘overpaid’ by society blogger Toby Young published on the Telegraph website – the same newspaper Hansen writes for as a columnist.

Young wrote: ‘Alan Hansen, the overpaid football pundit, just dropped a clanger on Match of the Day. In fact, make that two clangers.

‘Clearly, Hansen’s intentions were honourable. But his ignorance is breathtaking. Is he really unaware that the word “coloured” has been verboten since the mid-70s’

It is yet unclear whether Hansen will apologise with the BBC yet to make a comment.