Cops launch probe into 'threats and hate crimes' as Everton duo Pickford and Richarlison abused after Liverpool draw

Cops launch probe into 'threats and hate crimes' as Everton duo Pickford and Richarlison abused after Liverpool draw

MERSEYSIDE POLICE have confirmed an investigation into a series of offensive tweets aimed at Everton players after Saturday's Merseyside Derby.

The social media posts are thought to have been aimed at Jordan Pickford and Richarlison.

On a Monday, a police statement read: "We are currently investigating a number of offensive tweets made in relation to two Everton footballers.

"The language used in the tweets is totally unacceptable and we are taking the reports extremely seriously.

"Those who use the internet to target others, and who commit criminal offences such as making threats or committing a hate crime in doing so, are not beyond the law.

"Detectives are making enquiries to identify the individuals who posted the tweets and where we identify offences we will take action to bring those responsible to justice."

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