Chelsea fan faces possible jail sentence after admitting anti-Semitic tweets aimed at Spurs fans

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A Chelsea supporter is facing a possible jail sentence after he plead guilty at Westminster Magistrates’ Court earlier today to seven counts of sending offensive messages, Sky Sports News have reported.

The court heard that Nathan Blagg, 21, posted images as well as tweeting and retweeting a number of offensive messages which were aimed at Tottenham supporters.

Prosecutor David Roberts said there was a “racially aggravated” element to the offences due to the “anti-Semitic nature of many of them”.

Blagg is alleged to have sent the messages between September 2020 and February 2021 – when he was arrested by the Met Police Central Football Unit, and charged by postal requisition.

The court were told that Blagg, who was labelled as a life-long Chelsea supporter has since removed himself from Twitter.

Chelsea fans have a history of being faced with anti-Semitism, where such instances were highlighted in a BBC three film, Shame In The Game where an undercover reporter captured the scenes for a documentary before Chelsea played Lille in the Champions League in October 2019.

In one piece of footage, Chelsea fans were seen outside singing an anti-Semitic song about Spurs and two individuals appeared to make Nazi salutes.

Supporters on a train in Lille could also be heard hissing to mimic the noise of a gas chamber.

In the case of Blagg, magistrates adjourned sentencing until November 5 for reports to be prepared and the individual released on unconditional bail.
 
SpursWeb Opinion 
 
There has to be zero tolerance approach to anti-Semitism as well as any other form of discrimination on the pitch, in the stands and on social media.

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