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Teenager cautioned over racist Manish Bhasin tweet

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Image caption Manish Bhasin, presenter of the Football League Show, was speaking to Middlesbrough fans ahead of a game against Bournemouth when the message was sent

A teenager who sent a racist tweet to BBC presenter Manish Bhasin has been dealt with under section 4 (racial aggravation) of the Public Order Act.

Mr Bhasin was speaking to Middlesbrough fans online ahead of his visit for the club's game against Bournemouth when a Twitter user sent the abusive message.

Cleveland Police said the boy, 14, admitted the offence and received a police caution.

It is also believed Middlesbrough FC has revoked his season ticket.

After the tweet was sent, fans quickly condemned the comment. The account has since been deleted.

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