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Teenager jailed for abusing Rashford on Twitter

A teenager has been jailed for six weeks for racially abusing Marcus Rashford on Twitter after the Euro 2020 final, the Crown Prosecution Service has said.

Justin Lee Price, 19, of Worcester, was sentenced on Wednesday at Kidderminster Magistrates' Court.

He directed a slur at the 24-year-old Manchester United striker, who missed a spot-kick during England's penalty shootout defeat to Italy in last summer's final at Wembley.

Price previously admitted one count of sending a grossly offensive message by public communication network at a hearing at Worcester Magistrates' Court on March 17.

He initially tried to avoid detection by changing his Twitter username after the post was reported, the CPS said.

The teenager then denied the offence in his first police interview following his arrest, but later admitted posting the tweet when he was questioned by officers a second time.

Mark Johnson, senior Crown prosecutor for CPS West Midlands, said: "Price targeted a footballer based on the colour of his skin and his action was clearly racist and a hate crime.

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