UK: Teen arrested over ‘racist’ Twitter message aimed at Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck

Danny Welbeck celebrating his goal for Arsenal against his former club Manchester United

A 15-year-old boy from Wiltshire was held and questioned on suspicion of racial abuse following the posting of a message on Twitter.

The social media post came after England star Welbeck scored the winner to knock his former club Manchester United out of the FA Cup on March 9.

A spokesman for Wiltshire Police said: “A 15-year-old male from the Salisbury area was arrested on the evening of March 12 on suspicion of racial abuse.

“He has been released on police bail until April 13. The investigation is ongoing”…

The article does not mention the content of the tweet. Let this be a reminder that the UK, Canada and Australia do NOT have a First Amendment guaranteeing freedom of speech.

It also indicates that there will be no revolt against multiculturalism (except possibly in the US): the governments of the other English-speaking countries will simply grow more and more authoritarian towards those who oppose their multicultural project.

The process is further along in the UK than in Canada and Australia. Yet the signs are there: the new anti-terror bill in Canada gives the government sweeping new powers regarding free speech.

Please remember that in Canada the blog owners are responsible for comments left on their blog. This could get very ugly.