The teenager behind a "Kick a Ginger" group on Facebook is being investigated by police after reports of attacks on redhead children.Read more
Nearly 5,000 people joined the online campaign which urged members to "get them steel toes ready" for a day of booting this week.
The website appears to have been inspired by a recent episode of the cartoon South Park, in which a young character called Cartman describes people with red hair as evil and soulless.
Dozens of children left messages on the page claiming to have carried out attacks on "National Kick a Ginger Day" on Thursday, and a girl in Alberta, Canada claimed that she and her 13-year-old sister were punched and kicked by pupils at their school.
A quick search of FaceBook for the 'Kick a Ginger' group only results in anti-Kick a Ginger groups. It seems the original group has been taken down.