Arrest made in connection with online racial abuse of Philip Billing
A 16-year-old boy has been arrested after Huddersfield midfielder Philip Billing received racial abuse online. West Yorkshire Police subsequently said in a statement: “Following a report received by West Yorkshire Police this morning (13 March) in relation to abusive racial comments on social media, police have now arrested a 16-year-old male. “Huddersfield Town does not tolerate abuse of any kind and has a zero-tolerance stance towards any form of discrimination. “We condemn the disgraceful abuse that Philip Billing has received online and call on social media companies to take steps to act against people who use their platforms to carry it out,” Kick It Out said in a statement. We are liaising with Huddersfield Town and have offered our support to Philip.”Billing has produced several outstanding displays for Huddersfield this season.