London: UK police is probing into the alleged abuse of two England players, Ashley Cole and Ashley Young, on Twitter after they missed penalty kicks in the quarter-final match against Italy in Euro 2012 at Kiev.
“We are aware of alleged racist comments on Twitter following last night’s England game and have launched an investigation,” AP quoted the Metropolitan Police as saying.
The force says the comments are on a Twitter account “supposedly based in London.”
The Football Association described the posts as “appalling and unacceptable”.
Welsh student Liam Stacey was jailed for 56 days in March after racially abusing two Twitter users and mocking Bolton footballer Fabrice Muamba after he collapsed during a game and almost died.