A Chelsea supporter has been sentenced to eight weeks in prison after posting several anti-Semitic tweets directed at Tottenham supporters.
21-year-old Nathan Blagg committed the crimes between September 2020 and February this year. He turned out to have sent several anti-Semitic posts, including pictures of a Nazi salute and Auschwitz.
When Blagg was asked to explain his actions, Blagg told police that the posts were simply “jokes between friends”.
As reported by BBC News, District Judge Michael Hamilton ruled that an immediate prison sentence was the only appropriate punishment for the tweeters, which he described as “disgusting and grossly offensive”.
He told the Westminster Magistrates’ Court: “Honestly, the content of these messages was abominable.
“References to the Holocaust and other issues can never in any way be categorized as jokes.”
Blagg’s prison comes just days after an English supporter was sentenced to his own ten-week prison sentence for livestreaming himself when he beat Bukayo Saka, Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford in the wake of the Euro 2020 final.
Jonathon Best, 52, posted an 18-second video in which he attacked the players who remained live on Facebook for three days before being taken down by the social media platform.
England coach Gareth Southgate said of Best’s penalty: “Well, I think it’s always encouraging if sanctions are taken against that kind of action and the message becomes clear that it’s unacceptable and unacceptable so I think that’s the best way to respond to it really. . “
The Swedish Public Prosecutor’s Office has confirmed that they are cooperating with the police, player bodies and other organizations to explain what evidence is needed to be able to prosecute anyone who has been found guilty of racist abuse on social media.
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