Two men have been arrested for inciting racial hatred after voicing anti-Semitic views on social networking site Twitter, according to the BBC.

The men were reacting to the game between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur which West Ham won 3-0. Their comments included references to Adolf Hitler and the gas chambers.

One 24-year-old man was arrested a his home in Croydon and the other, a 22-year-old, was also arrested at his home, this time in Wiltshire.

The same investigation earlier lead to the arrest of a 48-year-old man in Canning Town for the same offence of inciting racial hared.

The crackdown on racial and abusive comments has been growing lately following recent scandals involving important senior figures receiving threatening messages and threats.

Police are hoping that their tough stance will help curb this type of behaviour and make Twitter and other networking sites safer to use.

The three men have all been bailed until January.

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