Spireites director denies sending abusive Twitter message
Chesterfield FC director and company secretary Ashley Carson says his computer was '˜accessed' after an abusive message was sent from his Twitter account to a Spireites fan.
A supporter had posted a tweet revealing he had received a ‘nice direct message’ from Mr Carson accompanied by a screen-grab of the abusive comment.
But Mr Carson later took to the social media site to say someone else had sent the message.
He wrote: “It would appear my Twitter and emails have been accessed on my computer.
“I have been advised to suspend this account. Apologies.”
His account has now been deleted.
Last month, a 24-year-old Chesterfield fan was fined £90 by police after admitting sending a malicious message via Twitter to the club director.
At the time, Mr Carson told the Derbyshire Times: “I hope it serves as a warning to anyone using social media that they will be made responsible for their postings and you should consider the consequences before hitting the send key.”
A spokesman for Chesterfield FC said the club had nothing further to add to the statement Mr Carson had posted on Twitter.