A 25-year-old man was in police custody today after being arrested on suspicion of sending racist tweets to two Northampton Town footballers.
Gloucestershire Police said the man, from Cheltenham, was arrested under the Malicious Communications Act last night.
A investigation was launched yesterday following allegations of racist tweets towards Adebayo Akinfenwa and Clarke Carlisle, who is also chairman of the Professional Footballers Association.
The suspect remains in police custody in Cheltenham pending further inquiries, the force spokesman said.
"We became aware of some tweets that had been sent to our players on Wednesday evening and we immediately notified the police.
"As this is a live investigation it would be inappropriate for us to comment further."
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