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Racist Tweet: Agent suspended, Police now investigating

The police have now received complaints about the tweet believed to have been sent from a personal account of a Savills agent.

A statement to the media by Greater Manchester Police states: "GMP has received complaints about a social media post following the Italy v England Euro 2020 final at Wembley yesterday. Reports from across the UK are being collated by United Kingdom Football Policing Unit and The Metropolitan Police and will then be allocated to the relevant forces for further investigation if required.”

And a Metropolitan Police statement says: "We are aware of a number of offensive and racist social media comments being directed towards footballers following the Euro 2020 final. This abuse is totally unacceptable, it will not be tolerated and it will be investigated.”

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Meanwhile a statement from Savills this afternoon comments: “Savills confirms that the staff member connected with the racist comments on Twitter claims that his account was taken over by a third party and that the matter is being referred to the Greater Manchester Police.

“Savills has acted swiftly and confirms that the individual is suspended from duty pending the findings of this investigation, which is being progressed as a priority. Savills has a policy of zero tolerance on any form of racial abuse or discrimination.”

You can see the background to this tweet in our earlier story here.

  • Algarve  Investor

    The correct decision to suspend him and for the police to investigate. I still struggle to see how he survives this without the sack. He claims a third party took over his account? Hmm, sounds very, very dubious to me. And almost impossible to prove.

    Has been heartening to see the condemnation of the racist abuse received by the England players. Let's hope the decent majority really do outweigh the horrible minority of knuckle-draggers and racists. The whole thing was so depressingly predictable, though, which is the saddest thing.

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    IP address is the proof for log in, easy to look up and check the location.
    Guy had another account posting more vile stuff.
    Savills doing what they have to do, can't sack someone without investigation. Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to defend that employee nor employer. Experienced racism and nationalism first hand and companies turn the blind eye

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