A MAN has been cautioned for sending a racist message to Fraizer Campbell.
The Sunderland striker was sent an offensive Tweet by an Irish-based member at the social networking website in November.
Using the name TheReid1, the man posted the slur.
It was reposted by Campbell himself, who added: “Wow just seen this tweet! Disgraceful.”
He also posted a link to a poster promoting the Kick Racism out of Football campaign.
TheReid1 later posted an apology and claimed it had just been a joke.
The Tweet was reported to Northumbria Police, who passed it onto their Irish colleagues.
Ireland’s national police force, the Garda, have now traced the man and have given him a caution warning him about his behaviour.
A Northumbria Police spokeswoman said: “A 26-year-old man has been given a caution.”
Last week, Sunderland supporter Peter Copeland, 29, was in court for sending racist tweets about Newcastle United players.
Copeland, of Benridge Bank, West Rainton, was given a four-month jail sentence, suspended for 18 months.