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Man charged over racist tweets to Naitanui

News.com.au
Friday, March 21, 2014

Update:7:13PM A Perth man will face court next month after being charged over racist tweets directed at AFL star Nic Naitanui.

Police were alerted by the West Coast Eagles last week after the ruckman, who has Fijian heritage, was abused by the 38-year-old man via his Twitter account.

In one tweet, the man allegedly referred to Naitanui as a "black n*****."

In another message, he allegedly told Naitanui he would love to meet him "so I can bash your tall black ass".

And in a third, he wrote to Naitanui: "u're so black, can't even c u n*****. U're a shit player. Stop tweeting fag, go snort some cocaine u druggy."

The man, who is of Vietnamese heritage and from the Perth suburb of Bedford, is facing three charges of using a carriage service to menace, harass or cause offence.

He will appear in a Perth court on April 11.

As of Friday, the man's Twitter account had been suspended.





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