One less idiot will be able to run onto the pitch on Sunday as a 43 year old man from Washington has been arrested on suspicion of racially harassing a Newcastle player, believed to be Shola Ameobi.

The allegedly racist comment was posted on Facebook and Northumbria Police have confirmed that it has now been removed.

This follows Sammy Ameobi’s previous racism encounter when two teenagers abused him on Twitter.

In the light of the shocking scenes in Serbia earlier this week it is a sad state of affairs when it then happens so close to home.

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