Man arrested over alleged racial abuse of Demba Ba

A man has been arrested on suspicion of racially abusing Chelsea

striker Demba Ba on Facebook.

Police in the northeast of England said Wednesday that the

unnamed 39-year-old man was detained on suspicion of posting the

offensive remarks earlier this month.

Ba, a Senegal international, is due to return to Newcastle on

Saturday for the first time since leaving at the start of the month

to join Premier League rival Chelsea.

The man arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated harassment

has been released on bail.