Mar 28, 2012

Racist tweets toward Fabrice Muamba

21-year-old Liam Stacey, student from Wales will be in jail for 56 days because of racist tweets on his twitter, that said: "LOL, f*** Muamba, he's dead haha" and then many other racist insults toward random twitter users. Liam Stacey did this few hours after the tragic situation in the Tottenham - Bolton match, when cardiologist along with dr Deaner were fighting to save the young football player he decided to make fun on his private twitter. When student was illuminated that his post may lead him to the court he deleted it but it was too late. In the time police was investigating his reasons he said at first someone hacked his twitter account, and later changed his mind saying he was drunk when tweeting.

Fabrice Muamba. Photo by PA Wire/Press Association Images/EAST NEWS

Judge John Carles said to Stacey: "It was racist abuse via a social networking site instigated as a result of a vile and abhorrent comment about a young footballer who was fighting for his life. At that moment, not just the footballer's family, not just the footballing world but the whole world were literally praying for his life. Your comments aggravated this situation. I have no choice but to impose an immediate custodial sentence to reflect the public outrage at what you have done. You committed this offence while you were drunk and it is clear you immediately regretted it. But you must learn how to handle your alcohol better." Jail was not the only punishment for young welsh student, because he got banned from the rugby team he was playing in and he will be most probably punished in his university. Jim Brisbane (the prosecutor) commented on this situation saying that he hopes it will be successful warning for everyone commenting in the internet.

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