Fabrice Muamba: Racist Twitter user jailed for 56 days

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A student who admitted posting racially offensive comments on Twitter about footballer Fabrice Muamba has been jailed for 56 days.

Swansea University student Liam Stacey, 21, from Pontypridd, admitted inciting racial hatred over remarks about the Bolton Wanderers player, who collapsed during a FA Cup tie at Tottenham.

BBC News - Fabrice Muamba: Racist Twitter user jailed for 56 days

He's been jailed for 2 months, thrown off his university course (2 years in), and his criminal record and new found fame will make it very difficult for him to ever find meaningful employment. The guy has been handed a life sentence.

Not sure what to make of it. Offensive though his comments were, I can't help but think that the case has been blown out of all proportion. When people regularly walk away from serious crimes like assault with non-custodial sentences, it seems somewhat insane that a poor attempt at pissed-up humour could be taken so seriously.
 
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Agreed, had he been a radical muslim inciting violence and terrorism, he would have been given a bigger house.
 
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and he admitted it....seems very harsh. I didn't get to see the "twit" though, must be a precedent getting set.
 
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Deserved to be punished night in the cells would probably be sufficient but as welsh desrved to be told he'd been sentenced to 10 years released the next morning :)
 
#5
Does anyone know what these really offensive words that outraged bellends simply couldnt stop reading were?

District_Judge_John_Charles said:
told him: "In my view, there is no alternative to an immediate prison sentence.

"It was not the football world who was praying for [Muamba].... everybody was praying for his life."
I think most people didnt give a shit.

Stacey broke down in tears as he was led away to begin his jail term.
He's appears to be a bit of a gayer though.
 
#7
Deserved to be punished night in the cells would probably be sufficient
Or deserved to not be punished at all because only throbbers who look to be outraged every day complained?
 

Mr_Fingerz

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Nasty piece of shit he may be, but I wouldn't be at all suprised if his brief didn't lodge an appeal against the sentence on the grounds that it is excessive when his client admitted his guilt and expressed remorse.
 
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Nasty piece of shit he may be, but I wouldn't be at all suprised if his brief didn't lodge an appeal against the sentence on the grounds that it is excessive when his client admitted his guilt and expressed remorse.
Yeah maybe. As somebody else has said, given what this will do to his long-term prospects in life the prison time is almost incidental. **** him.
 
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Am I being ultra-cycnical here, or did the CPS have a hidden agenda?

It usually takes months months to get a case to court, meanwhile the scum. erm...defendants are freed on bail to continue their nefarious lifestyles.

In this case the bloke is nicked, charged, tried and banged up in a matter of days. Did he REALLY do something that bad, or did the civpol and CPS see him as an easy target and decided to nick him so they could put another tick in their anti-racism box?

Rodney2q
 
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At least its made sure that everybody now wants to know what he said, that was smart. If the Yotube clip is all there was, then that strikes me as a grossly heavy handed sentence.

Remind me again how long the pissheads who kicked in the white girl were sentenced to?

'Everbody was praying for him'? Bollocks, I for one didn't know who or what he is, and couldn't care less. I doubt Higgs Bosun or Richard Dawkins would like to be portrayed as praying for anything.
 
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Really? He got pissed up and took a stab at dark humour. There are far worse text messages in my inbox.
What I mean is that although, on the one hand, I don't really agree with this trend for banging people up because of shit they've said on Wankbook or Twatter, nor am I about to gather signatures for the sacred cause of Liam Stacey. It's a waste of time locking him up, but he's also probably something of a ****, so I don't care.
 

Joker62

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He's been jailed for 2 months, thrown off his university course (2 years in), and his criminal record and new found fame will make it very difficult for him to ever find meaningful employment. The guy has been handed a life sentence.
Shame that he isn't related to a famous musician really, he'd still been in Uni when he comes out!
 
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Am I being ultra-cycnical here, or did the CPS have a hidden agenda?

It usually takes months months to get a case to court, meanwhile the scum. erm...defendants are freed on bail to continue their nefarious lifestyles.

In this case the bloke is nicked, charged, tried and banged up in a matter of days. Did he REALLY do something that bad, or did the civpol and CPS see him as an easy target and decided to nick him so they could put another tick in their anti-racism box?

Rodney2q
Agree'd the swiftest case in British Justice but looks like he's just been made an example of, even though he'd admitted it.

Brings back memories of the Backlash of some of August Riots.

I echo FiveAlpha's latter part of the post.
 
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What I mean is that although, on the one hand, I don't really agree with this trend for banging people up because of shit they've said on Wankbook or Twatter, nor am I about to gather signatures for the sacred cause of Liam Stacey. It's a waste of time locking him up, but he's also probably something of a ****, so I don't care.
No more of a **** than anyone who posts in the NAAFI.
 
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No more of a **** than anyone who posts in the NAAFI.
yeah i have to agree i sniggered too, he has alot in common with superWRVS1966...oh well thats the folly of tweeting with celebs i guess, much safer in here gobbing off like a twat.
 
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Or deserved to not be punished at all because only throbbers who look to be outraged every day complained?
Probably need dragging in and pointed out not only are you acting a ****. Your a stupid bastard because you signed your name to it unlike superalex55 who hasnt been jailed :)
 

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