Chelsea fan jailed for anti-Semitic tweets

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Nov 5 (Reuters) - A Chelsea protagonist has been sentenced to 8 weeks successful jailhouse by the Westminster Magistrates' Court for posting racist and anti-Semitic tweets.

Nathan Blagg, 21, pleaded blameworthy to 7 counts of sending violative messages betwixt Sep. 2020 and Feb. 2021.

"(Blagg) thought hiding down a surface could shield him from the consequences of posting hateful and abusive content. That is perfectly not the case," said Kalsoom Shah of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

"Hate transgression has a corrosive effect connected our nine and moving with the police, the CPS is committed to rooting it out."

At the sentencing hearing, the CPS applied for an summation successful Blagg's condemnation to bespeak the radical hatred transgression constituent and the punishment was extended from 5 weeks to 8 weeks.

Reporting by Dhruv Munjal successful Bengaluru Editing by Toby Davis

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