2 arrested over hate tweets linked to EPL game

British police says two men have been arrested on suspicion of

inciting racial hatred after allegedly anti-Semitic messages were

posted on Twitter relating to a Premier League match.

The Metropolitan Police says the tweets after the Tottenham-West

Ham London derby in October made reference to Adolf Hitler and gas


Tottenham has traditionally drawn a large fan base from the

Jewish communities in London, and supporters have faced

anti-Semitic abuse.

Police warned West Ham fans before the match they were clamping

down on such abuse.

The unnamed men, aged 24 and 22, were arrested on Thursday and

have been released on bail until January.