A football supporter has been fined and sentenced to community service after posting an anti-Semitic tweet.
Lee Munns tweeted “Hitler isn’t the only one that can silence 70,000 Yids” after Chelsea beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 at Wembley Stadium last August. Found guilty of committing a Section 4a Public Order Offence, he was handed an £85 fine and ordered to carry out 70 hours of community service,
Kick It Out, football’s anti-discrimination, anti-racism and equality organisation to combat anti-Semitism in football, who worked closely with the Community Security Trust, reported the tweet to the Police.
Speaking about the verdict and sentencing, a spokesman said: “After Kick It Out reported an anti-Semitic tweet sent by a Chelsea supporter to the Metropolitan Police after the club’s fixture at Tottenham Hotspur in August 2017, the organisation is pleased to see he has been identified and punished appropriately by the authorities.
“It is also encouraging to see Chelsea take a proactive step to ensure the supporter will not be able to purchase tickets for their matches going forward. Anti-Semitism has no place in football or wider society and is no less unacceptable when posted on social media. This incident should serve as a warning to anyone who believes they will avoid justice when posting discriminatory comments online – you will face consequences.”