Police investigating allegations of racial abuse directed at Stan Collymore on Twitter say they have spoken to two teenage boys.
Staffordshire Police say they have been working with a number of forces over the last few days.
A 14-year-old boy from the Liverpool area and a 15-year-old in Bedfordshire have ben spoken to, neither have been arrested.
Chief Inspector Carl Ratcliffe, Staffordshire’s lead officer on hate crime said:
"We will not tolerate hate crime – it has no place in our community and social media is just the same.
"Sadly some people mistakenly believe that anything said or done on Twitter or Facebook somehow doesn’t count, they think it doesn’t matter because it’s not face-to-face, they are very wrong."
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