Fraizer Campbell racist Tweet man cautioned

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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.