The operation has continued for the past two weeks, and the twelve men have come from various places in England and Wales.
After the match against Manchester United on April 11th, South Korean Son Heung-min received racist messages that he sent him on Twitter. The 28-year-old scored the only goal for “Tottenham” in a 1-3 loss.
London police have it In cooperation with other national police forces, social media companies and clubs have been able to identify anonymous users.
Matt Simpson said: “But as a summer of soccer approaches, we are committed to leading such racist behavior.”
Tottenham’s comment on the police operation:
“We welcome the efforts. There is no place for racism, whether in football or anywhere else in society,” the club wrote on social media.
Three weeks ago English football began an initiative where social media giants boycotted Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to protest racism and hatred online several organizations supported the boycott – including the Swedish Football Association.
The UK is also planning a new law that means social media companies can be penalized if they do not stop online racism and hate on the platforms.
The Manchester United trio, Marcus Rashford, Fred and Anthony Martial, Chelsea’s Reese James and Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling are just some of the Premier League stars who have been exposed to online racism this season.
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