A man who tweeted “Hitler isn’t the only one that can silence 70,000 Yids” has been given community service and an £85 fine.
Lee Munns posted the antisemitic tweet in August 2017 after Chelsea beat Spurs by two goals to one at Wembley Stadium.
On 3rd March 2018, Mr Munns was sentenced to 70 hours supervised community service and given the fine after being found guilty of committing an offence under section 4a Public Order Act 1986.
A spokesman for Kick It Out said: “After Kick It Out reported an antisemitic tweet sent by a Chelsea supporter to the Metropolitan Police after the club’s fixture at Tottenham Hotspur in August 2017, the organisation is pleased to see he has been identified and punished appropriately by the authorities.
“It is also encouraging to see Chelsea take a proactive step to ensure the supporter will not be able to purchase tickets for their matches going forward. Antisemitism has no place in football or wider society and is no less unacceptable when posted on social media. This incident should serve as a warning to anyone who believes they will avoid justice when posting discriminatory comments online – you will face consequences.”
Campaign Against Antisemitism continues its robust engagement with social media companies over the content that they enable to be published, and we continue to make representations to the Government in this connection.