A man has been arrested after racist social media posts were directed towards England players following the Euro 2020 final, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said.
The suspect, 37, from Ashton upon Mersey, arrived at Cheadle Heath police station on Wednesday morning and was arrested on suspicion of an offence under Section 1 of the Malicious Communications Act. He remains in custody for questioning.
A post was made on the evening of July 11 following the Italy vs England match at Wembley.
Detective Inspector Matt Gregory, of GMP’s Trafford Division said:
“The actions of a small number of people overshadowed what was a hugely unifying event for our country on Sunday evening.
“We are firm in our commitment, any racist abuse whether online or off is not acceptable.
“We now have one man in custody and our investigation continues.”