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HitOrGetHit 03-27-2012 11:08 AM

Student jailed for racial tweets about Muamba
 
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SWANSEA, Wales (AP)—The student who mocked Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba on Twitter after the player collapsed on the field during a match has been jailed for inciting racial hatred.

Liam Stacey, a 21-year-old student at Swansea University, admitted to the charge last week and was jailed Tuesday for 56 days.

Chief prosecutor Jim Brisbane says “we hope this case will serve as a warning to anyone who may think that comments made online are somehow beyond the law.”

Muamba’s heart stopped beating on its own for 78 minutes after he collapsed during an FA Cup quarterfinal match against Tottenham on March 17. He remains hospitalized in intensive care.
http://sports.yahoo.com/soccer/news?...-twittertirade

oldfan 03-27-2012 11:42 AM

It's a wacky, wacky world where a kid goes to jail for a tweet at the same time this idiot is raking in donations.:confused:


K R Y 03-27-2012 12:32 PM

LOL saw the tweets but didn't know he was from my (pretty shitty) city. He was just some moron kid trying to be cool with 'shock factor' jokes. He's basically in jail for showing off.

H33LHooK 03-27-2012 01:16 PM

How bad were the tweets?

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K R Y 03-27-2012 01:59 PM

Very. Without any of the wit a Stand up comedian would be proud of though. Just vile racist tweets, attempting to be funny and showing off basically. The little boy cried and shook as being taken to jail apparently.

I'm all for free speech, but I'm also all for stupid arrogant twats getting what's coming to them, so yay.

HitOrGetHit 03-27-2012 02:01 PM

This was extremely poor judgement on the kids part...

xeberus 03-27-2012 02:11 PM

I'm not sure I can agree with this kind of speech being illegal since its not dangerous or going to cause direct harm. That being said I'm glad the fella got some sort of justice. Used to we'd go find the guy and "talk" about our issues and concerns until it was sorted.

Icemanforever 03-27-2012 02:39 PM

Love it, hate these idiots who sit behind a keyboard and think they can get away with saying whatever.

Hammerlock2.0 03-27-2012 08:08 PM

Words should never get anyone in prison. That's just plain wrong. If they want to make stupidity illegal then we'll need a giant prison.

Rusty 03-27-2012 08:25 PM

This is ridiculous. What's next, people being jailed for not agreeing with the majority?


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