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Man arrested over alleged racial abuse of Demba Ba

A man has been arrested after allegedly racially abusing Chelsea striker Demba Ba on Facebook.

Chelsea's Demba Ba is set to face his old club Newcastle at the weekend. Credit: Chris Ison/PA Wire

A 39-year-old from Gateshead was detained on suspicion of posting offensive comments about the footballer. The man has been bailed pending further inquiries.

Ba signed for Chelsea this month and is expected to return to the North East this weekend to face his old team Newcastle at St James' Park.