A 21-year-old Chelsea supporter got a reduced sentence of eight weeks in jail by the Westminster Magistrates’ Court after he admitted posting racist and antisemitic tweets.
Nathan Blagg pleaded guilty to seven counts of sending offensive messages between Sep. 2020 and Feb. 2021.
Based on court records, fans of Chelsea’s local London rivals Tottenham Hotspur, which has a long historical association with Jewish supporters, were the targets of the tweets of Bragg.
In his tweets, Blagg used an upcoming match against Tottenham as an excuse for his antisemitism, saying “I can tweet as much anti-Semitism as I want without being told off.”
Blagg went on to post photos and videos of Nazi salutes as well as calling to “gas a Jew,”
Upon his arrest in February 2021, Blagg, a road construction worker defended his tweets saying he was suffering due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Blagg’s attorney Maeve Thornton said after a deep self-reflection, his client has now fully realized the mistake he committed and is very sorry for it.