Tyneside teenager arrested over racist tweet to Newcastle United star

DANNY SIMPSON ... allegedly the victim of racist abuse on Twitter.
DANNY SIMPSON ... allegedly the victim of racist abuse on Twitter.

A TEENAGER from North Tyneside has been arrested in connection with a racist comment sent to Newcastle United footballer Danny Simpson.

The 18-year-old man was arrested and bailed on suspicion of malicious communications after a comment was made to the Premiership star on social network site Twitter on Monday.

A spokeswoman for Newcastle United said the club would not tolerate racism and the would take the strongest possible action against those responsible.