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Twitter troll jailed for "inciting racial hatred"

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http://in.reuters.com/article/2012/03/27/britain-muamba-abuse-idINDEE82Q0EI20120327

A student who mocked footballer Fabrice Muamba on Twitter after the Bolton Wanderers midfielder collapsed during a match was jailed on Tuesday for inciting racial hatred.

Liam Stacey, 21, provoked revulsion with comments made while the Bolton Wanderers star still lay on the pitch.

The 23-year-old midfielder was left fighting for his life after suffering a cardiac arrest during an FA Cup tie against Tottenham Hotspur on March 17.

Fans in the stadium and those viewing on live television watched in horror as Muamba fell to the ground during the quarter-final clash that was abandoned.

Police were inundated with complaints as members of the public, former soccer player Stan Collymore among them, reported the student's comments.

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Comment by GASMETERGUY - March 27, 2012, 10:40 pm
This is Britain.   They don't have free speech rights. They don't have any rights. Much like America, the criminals have the rights.

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