A 24-year-old man was sentenced to three years without being able to attend football stadiums After sending messages with racial slurs on social media to Brentford player Evan Toney.
These messages were sent to Tony by the perpetrator, Antonio Neil, on 14 October 2022 and shared by the footballer himself. To denounce the situation that many gamers have to face on a daily basis on social networks.
Neil pleaded guilty at Newcastle Magistrates Court and was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment, plus a suspended four-month prison sentence if he did not offend again within the next two years.
Brentford and Northumberland Police described this sentence as a “milestone in the law”.
For several years now, the English Premier League, along with the rest of English football entities, has been trying to reduce the abuse of footballers on social networks, for which they have contacted various platforms to sue the abusers.