Nigerian-born Huddersfield Town star, Phillip Billing will have a mild sense of justice achieved in his favour, following reports that a fan who allegedly hurled racist abuse at him has been arrested.
Footballlive.ng reports that Billing was ill at ease all through the past weekend and into early this week, following the racist attack, but he will now have something to console himself and overcome the storm.
Such it is, as a 16-year-old boy has been arrested for allegedly calling the Huddersfield midfielder a “black donkey” in an online message.
The 22-year-old Billing was distraught, as he disclosed that a private message had been sent to him on Instagram, with a thumbs down emoji and expletive-ridden words telling him to leave the club.
However, the Denmark youth international, who has ties with Nigeria through his grandparents, will be delighted with the response from West Yorkshire Police, which confirmed the culprit’s arrest.
A statement read: “Following a report received by West Yorkshire Police in relation to abusive racial comments on social media, police have now arrested a 16-year-old male.
“The teenager has been arrested on suspicion of malicious communications and is being investigated as a hate crime. Enquiries remain ongoing.