17 Aug 2022 | 08:28 | Football
A 50-year-old man arrested on suspicion of inciting racial hatred after the Euro 2020 final will not face any further action.
West Mercia Police arrested the man, from Worcester, on July 14, 2021. Linked to tweets aimed at Marcus Rashford after England’s penalty shootout loss to Italy.
A document was lodged with the Crown Prosecution Service in December.and sky sports news It can be revealed that CPS has now decided not to prosecute the man because the evidence did not meet their “legal test”.
A CPS spokesman said: “We reviewed the West Midlands Police evidentiary file and concluded that there was insufficient evidence to pass our legal test.
“CPS takes racism in sport very seriously because of its devastating impact on victims and wider society.
“If there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest, we will prosecute these cases.
“We are working with sporting bodies and the police to advise them on the evidence they need to build a strong case so criminals can be brought to justice.”