A 21-year-old man has been charged with racially abusing ex-footballer Stan Collymore on Twitter.
Police said Joshua Cryer, of Jesmond, Newcastle, was charged with “a Section Five racial public order offence and a Section Five public order offence”.
Collymore had contacted Staffordshire Police who passed on the complaint to Northumbria Police.
The 40-year-old, originally from Cannock, Staffordshire, played for a string of top clubs in his career.
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