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23 Apr 2013 14:07:14

Cisse's Girlfriend Gets Racist Abuse

Police are trying to identify the person responsible for sending racist abuse to the girlfriend of the Newcastle United striker Papiss Cissé.

Rachelle Graham – the current Miss Newcastle – was sent horrific messages and images after she received publicity for taking part in a sponsored sky dive to raise money for Cissé’s charity, Friends of Sedhiou, which is raising money to buy an ambulance for his hometown in Senegal.

Friends and wives of other Newcastle United players – including midfielder Yohan Cabaye – also started to receive racist messages from a fake Twitter account, which may be linked to an American website which targets white women with black boyfriends.

Rachelle Graham: “At first, the messages came from a US website which targets white people who are going out with black people.

“The person behind that may also have set up the fake Twitter account in my name.

"It was made to look as much like mine as possible, using my photos and virtually the same address.

"The first I knew of it was when I started to get messages from friends responding to tweets I had not sent.

"This person was sending out abuse and saying I was no longer with Papiss, and would use racist terms.

“They put up pictures of monkeys with knives, and would change newspaper stories on him, using terms like 'imported from Senegal’."

Papiss Cisse: "I has seen this kind of racism before, and said we should ignore it. But I think it’s not on and we have to do something to stop it. I am totally sickened by it. I cannot believe someone would do this.”

 

Source: Newcastle United Mad


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