A 15-year-old boy has been cautioned by the police after sending a racist tweet to Danny Welbeck.

The tweet, which was sent to the Arsenal player after he scored the winner in the FA Cup quarter final against Manchester United on March 9th, saw the teenager investigated after other twitter users reported the account.

Officers from Greater Manchester Police initiated a probe and when they identified the boy, passed his information on to Wiltshire Police who then made an arrest.

(Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
(Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Receiving a caution and being warned about his behaviour, the teenager has seen his twitter account removed.

A spokesperson for Wiltshire Police said ‘A 15-year-old boy, from the Salisbury area, has been given a youth caution following the appearance of a racist tweet aimed at a former Manchester United player placed on social media on the evening of Monday, March 9.’

It would be nice to think that arrests and cautions such as this would stop people from acting like complete morons on social media.

Alas, as we’ve seen, it doesn’t.