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Man charged with sending racist tweets to footballers

Northampton Town's Clarke Carlisle Credit: Tony Marshall/EMPICS Sport

A man has been charged with sending racist tweets to two Northampton Town football players.

Ben Townsend, 25, from Cheltenham, allegedly sent the messages to Adebayo Akinfenwa and Clarke Carlisle, who is also chairman of the Professional Footballers' Association.

He will appear at Cheltenham Magistrates' Court next month.