By Chris Wright
Police have launched an investigation after receiving a complaint about racist abuse aimed at James Perch on Twitter following his various antics against Liverpool on Sunday.
The Twitter user, believed to be a 17-year-old Liverpool fan who works at a supermarket, tweeted: “I want to punch Perch in his n*gger head!” then ended his masterpiece by calling the Newcastle defender a ‘c*nt’.
The complaint was then made to Northumbria police by a man from County Durham.
So this is how it’s going to be is it? Every time a non-white player does something to rile a set of supporters, the racist contingent of Twitter’s lowlife will come out in force and the police will have to be bought in.
Yes, it was a dive. The actions were risible, but the net result was the correct one; yellow for the dive (though it was actually administered for the initial trip) and red for Reina – he shouldn’t have gone in with his head. End of.
Strange though, that had the little git in question merely expressed his violent desire to punch Perch in the head without bringing his race into it, we’d probably have nothing to talk about right now.
Weird how it works isn’t it?
While we’re on the subject, you may be glad to learn that Liverpool fan Philip Gannon – i.e, the goon who made ‘monkey’ gestures at Patrice Evra at Anfield back in January – has been charged with a racially aggravated public order offence and is now due to appear at the awesomely named ‘Liverpool Justice Centre’ on 20th April.
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