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Fabrice Muamba Racist Tweet: Arrest Made For Alleged Comment About Ill Bolton Player

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LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Fabrice Muamba of Bolton Wanderers lies injured on the pitch during the FA Cup Sixth Round match between Tottenham Hotspur and Bolton Wanderers at White Hart Lane on March 17, 2012 in London, England. Fabrice Muamba suddenly collapsed and emergency services gave CPR treatment on the pitch, before taking him off on a stretcher, still unconscious. The match was abandoned. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images) | Getty Images

LONDON (AP) — A man has been arrested after allegedly making racist remarks on Twitter relating to critically ill Bolton player Fabrice Muamba.

Police say a 21-year-old man from south Wales was held Sunday on suspicion of breaching the Public Order Act, whose provisions include making any acts of racist abuse illegal.

Muamba is fighting for his life at a hospital after going into cardiac arrest and collapsing during an FA Cup match at Tottenham on Saturday.

South Wales Police say the man who allegedly wrote racially offensive comments is being held in custody in Swansea Central.

Former soccer player turned TV pundit Stan Collymore had urged followers Saturday night to report anyone tweeting racist comments about Muamba to police.

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