Two men have been charged after allegedly sending offensive messages to Rabbitohs player Latrell Mitchell.
Police began investigating after the NRL’s integrity unit reported a player receiving several offensive and threatening social media messages, some of which were racially charged.
Detectives arrested a 22-year-old man at a home in Taree and another 25-year-old man at Lake Munmorah on the Central Coast this morning.
They also seized electronic devices which will undergo forensic examination.
The men have been charged with using a carriage service to menace, harass or cause offence.
Both were granted strict conditional bail to face court in May.