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Man arrested after threatening to ‘kill at least 150 fans’ at Portsmouth v Sunderland clash

A man has been arrested in the early hours of this morning after he tweeted last night that he would ‘kill at least 150 fans’ at tonight’s League One playoff semi final 2nd leg between Portsmouth and Sunderland.

The threats, posted on the Twitter account of Kieran30971361 which has been deleted, mentioned the Manchester Arena bombing back in May 2017.


His tweet read: “I wounder (sic) how many Portsmouth fans I can shoot everyone remember the Manchester arena bombing just imagine fratton park going bang well let’s find out tomorrow.

Another tweet followed: “Bomb bomb fratton park went bang the Portsmouth fans all died Haha going to be fun tomorrow headline news.”

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Hampshire Police have released the following statement:

“A man was arrested overnight after threats were put out on social media about tonight’s Portsmouth v Sunderland game at Fratton Park.

“The 22-year-old man, from Northallerton, was arrested in the early hours of this morning on suspicion of making threats to kill.

“He currently remains in custody.

“We continue to work with Portsmouth FC and can assure the public that a sufficient policing response will be in place for tonight’s match.”


Fans took to give their reaction on the disgusting tweet but also a statement put out by Portsmouth – check out what they had to say on the next page.


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