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New arrest for former Skelmersdale United striker over racist comments

Sean Tuck quizzed over online outburst

Sean Tuck

A footballer jailed for sending anti-Muslim tweets after Drummer Lee Rigby’s murder has been arrested over a new “racist” outburst.

Shaun Tuck, 27, who plays for Warrington Town FC, was sentenced to 12 weeks in prison after he admitted using the social network to call for mosques in the UK to be “gassed out or bombed” after the Woolwich attack.

The former Skelmersdale United FC striker's drink-fuelled online tirade last summer also referred to beheading Muslim children and called for a riot in response to the tragedy.

Now Merseyside Police has confirmed Tuck, of Mollington Avenue, Norris Green, has been arrested again, this time over comments posted on his Facebook account in March.

An initial post made on the account, which was later deleted, told how Tuck had been attacked by an “orang- utan” in a pub, who punched him in the face.

The comment, seen by The Advertiser, read: “If you know who you are or know who it was who done that tonight then inbox me an I will come an see u first thing tomorrow an watch ye ****house ur nan is getting set on fire!”

Subsequent responses from the user account saw the man referred to as a “monkey” and said “its a good job he bailed an I couldn't get him or I'd be on a murder charge!”

Comments were also posted saying “I hope his families banana boat sinks” and “if I see him or I find out who he is then an if he has got kids there getting acid in there face.”

Police said Tuck was arrested for an offence of Racially Aggravated Section 4 Public Order last month. He was interviewed by officers and released on bail pending further enquiries.

The police investigation comes as the Football Association banned the semi-professional from playing football until next year, as punishment for the offences last year.

The FA said Tuck will be suspended until December 31. He has also been fined £500 and told he must attend an educational course after admitting 20 breaches of rule E3, covering “improper conduct using threatening, abusive, indecent or insulting words or behaviour”.

Tuck, who has worked as a kitchen delivery assistant in Bootle, was the leading scorer at Witton Albion at the time he was jailed. He was released from prison last August, after serving half of his three-month sentence.

In a public apology, he denied he was racist and said he was sorry for bringing shame on the club.

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