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.

Monday, 26th June 2017, 4:18 pm
Updated Tuesday, 18th July 2017, 8:46 am
Chesterfield company secretary Ashley Carson (Pic: Tina Jenner)

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.

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“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.