A 21 year old undergraduate of Swansea University Liam Stacy was sent to prison for 56 days after admitting to making an abusive racist tweet on the collapse of Bolton footballer Fabrice Muamba from heart failure during a soccer game.
His tweets – which started with ‘LOL [laugh out loud]. **** Muamba. He’s dead!!!’ – also provoked widespread revulsion and a furious reaction from several Premier League stars.
His posts were forwarded to police by disgusted fellow users and he could also be thrown off his biology degree course after his fellow students launched a campaign to have him kicked out.
In his concluding statement, District Judge John Charles said:
“In my view there is no alternative to an immediate prison sentence.”
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