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Guilty plea for racist tweets
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A man accused of sending a series of racist tweets to West Coast superstar Nic Naitanui has indicated he will plead guilty to the charges next week.

Vinh Phuc Nguyen, 38, from Bedford faced a magistrate in Perth today, charged with three counts of using a carriage service to menace, harass or cause offence under the Commonwealth Criminal Code.

In one tweet, Mr Nguyen was alleged to have called Naitanui a "black n…..", while in another he told the All-Australian ruckman he would love to meet him "so I can bash your tall black ass".

Before chief magistrate Steven Heath, Mr Nguyen through his lawyer Marc Saupin said he would admit to the charges.

He will appear before a court dealing with people with intellectual disabilities next week.

Mr Nguyen had earlier been banned by a magistrate from setting up a new Twitter account, and also ordered not to contact Naitanui or any other West Coast player.

West Coast originally referred the tweets to the police, while the Eagles star offered his own help to Nguyen.

"Education is the key my man! Would happily devote my time to help him see beyond colour #yougoinlearntoday," Naitanui tweeted in response to one of the messages.

The West Australian

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