A teenager has been arrested after aiming a racist tweet at Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck after he scored the winning goal against Manchester United in the FA Cup quarter-final at Old Trafford last week.
As reported by the Daily Mail, the 15-year-old, who is from the Salisbury area, is the subject of investigation after another user on Twitter lodged a complaint against the youngster for the disturbing message.
The Greater Manchester police are currently looking into the incident, with a spokesman recently revealing that the youngster had been released on bail.
A spokesman for Wiltshere Police stated: "A 15-year-old male from the Salisbury area was arrested on the evening of March 12 on suspicion of racial abuse.
"He has been released on police bail until April 13.
The Mail have also revealed the details of the tweet, claiming that that the user of @angeIsleftfoot stated: 'Welbeck is dead to me, the f****** c***…’
There's no doubt about it, the teenager could be in serious trouble if found guilty of posting the disgraceful tweet.
For Welbeck, though, after finding the back of the net at the Theatre of Dreams, it would have been an emotional moment for him after previously being told that he wasn't good enough for United by Dutch boss Louis van Gaal.
While getting one over on his former side, the striker will no doubt be hoping to go all the way in this season's FA Cup, with the Gunners set to meet Championship outfit Reading in the semi-final of the competition.
The right decision
In truth, Welbeck was right to leave Old Trafford behind. At the end of the day, it appears that the versatile forward was told that he was way down in the pecking order at the club, so a move to north London was the obvious choice.
Despite an up-and-down debut season at Arsenal, Welbeck certainly appears to be more at home, and will only continue to improve under the guidance of Arsene Wenger over the coming years.
In fact, as it stands, Welbeck has a greater chance of securing silverware at the Emirates, so he should be extremely satisfied by the way things have turned out.
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