Carlton Cole Racist Twitter Comment Arrest: What Did Fan Say?
A 22-Year-Old Essex Man Has Been Arrested For Making Racist Twitter Comments Directed at West Ham's Carlton Cole on August 26, 2012. What Did the Fan Actually Say? Here are Some Alleged Comments
The 2012-2013 English Premier League season started only recently and we already have an ugly racial incident involving a fan. A man has been arrested for racist Twitter remarks directed at West Ham's Carlton Cole.
Cole, who is of African descent, was the subject of an angry screed from a West Ham fan after the team's 3-0 loss to Swansea.
At the time, Cole offered this response:
‘Listen, I take racism a lot lighter than others and I do understand the banter that comes along with it to get under peoples' skin, but it can sometimes be hurtful and insulting."
After the comments appeared, at least one journalist took to Twitter to suggest that the fan be arrested. Such cases are not without precedent. In March of this year, Liam Stacey was arrested for racist Twitter remarks directed at Fabrice Muamba.
What Exactly Did the Fan Say To Carlton Cole?
While many media outlets have talked about the Carlton Cole racist Twitter remarks, they haven't actually revealed what was said.
One blog claims to have all the Carlton Cole racist Twitter remarks. It claims that the remarks came from this fan (warning: the links features some graphic language).
User comments, however, suggest that the comments mentioned in the blog, although offensive, were not the ones that led to the arrest.