Teenager arrested for racist tweet at Manchester United player during derby
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Police have arrested a 15 year old boy in relation to a racist tweet sent to Rio Ferdinand during Manchester United's 3-2 victory against rivals Manchester City.
A statement on the GMP website said: "Police investigating a racist tweet sent during Sunday's Manchester derby have made an arrest. An investigation was launched following a message directed at a Manchester United player. A 15-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence on the evening of Monday 10 December 2012. He has been bailed pending further enquiries."
Nine fans attending the game have been arrested already, whilst the fan who threw a 2p coing at Rio Ferdinand during the game, has had his season ticket taken away for the rest of the season.
More punishments are still to come from actions during the Manchester derby, and calls are being made to include nets in the stands to avoid coin throwing during matches, which are used in stadiums across Europe.