Man fined £1k for racist tweet during Euro 2020 final
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Man fined £1k for racist tweet during Euro 2020 final

A man has been penalized for posting an "appalling" racist statement on Twitter in the aftermath of England's defeat in the Euro 2020 final.

Karl Tizzard, 29, sent out the disgusting tweet on 11 July 2021 following the penalty shootout.

Tizzard, of Roundstone Drive in East Preston, West Sussex, pleaded no contest on Tuesday to sending an offensive, indecent, obscene, or threatening communication.

He was fined £1,153 and ordered to pay £85 in costs and a victim surcharge of £115.

This will not be tolerated...

Sussex Police's dedicated football officer PC Darren Balkham said: "Tizzard posted an appalling matter on his Twitter account just moments after the Euro 2020 final.

"He pleaded guilty to breaching the Communications Act by posting the offensive message which was racially aggravated.

"We will not tolerate any form of racist abuse and will pursue those who abuse others online.

"This behaviour is not acceptable, whether that be in the stands or on social media."

Brighton have also suspended him indefinitely from the Amex Community Stadium and away match dates following the case.

A spokesman from the club said: "The club has a zero-tolerance to any racist behaviour or discrimination of any kind."

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