With random insights into England's European Championship quarterfinal match against Italy, a regional British police force has made itself into a minor Twitter sensation.

By claiming Italian players dive and commenting on tactics, near misses and great saves, Staffordshire Police were a hit on the Internet on Sunday.

However, one particular tweet certainly stood out: ''Great tackle by Terry, we'll be tackling repeat offenders.''

The tweet was in reference to England defender John Terry, who made a decisive block on a shot from Mario Balotelli.

Terry is due in court July 9 - eight days after the Euro 2012 final. The Chelsea player has been accused of racially abusing Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand during a Premier League match.