A CHILDREN’S football coach has been ARRESTED for ‘inciting racial hatred’ after he sent a vile tweet to Marcus Rashford.
Nick Scott, 50, denied targeting the Three Lions hero with the vile message following Sunday's Euro 2020 final loss to Italy.
He has since been released under investigation.
Vile trolls targeted Rashford, Bukayo Saka and Jadon Sancho after England were beaten on penalties in Sunday night's agonising final.
A tweet from Scott's Twitter account Scottywwfc said: "Marcus Rashford that MBE needs burning ya fake.
"Pack them bags and get to ya own country."
The tweet was posted just minutes after Manchester United striker Rashford, 23, missed from the spot in a nail-biting penalty shoot-out.
Scott previously denied being responsible for the sick tweets when approached at his home in Powick, Worcs yesterday.
The Wolves fan told Sun Online: "I didn't send it mate – I've been hacked. "I didn't post it.
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"The first I learned about it was this morning when I woke up. I'm seeing my solicitor in the morning. I don't know who hacked me."
Asked who was responsible for a homophobic tweet from August, 2020 in which Scott's account suggested a "fat d***" should coach the England women's team, Scott replied: "Mate – my Twitter has been hacked. Simple."
Another tweet from his account at 12.43am this morning said: "I need to apologise Marcus Rashford but im still very angry. but not with you."
Commenting on the inquiry, Inspector Pete Nightingale, from Worcester police station, said: "We encourage people to make these reports and are pleased with the speed at which we have been able to deal with this incident.
"We continue to work with the local football community and have links with the local clubs to ensure that this behaviour is dealt with appropriately.
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