Photo released of Fabrice Muamba in his hospital bed

Fabrice Muamba in hospital
Fabrice Muamba's fiancee published this photograph of him on Twitter. Photo: Shauna Muamba

The fiancee of Fabrice Muamba has released a photograph of the Bolton midfielder in his hospital bed, as he recovers in hospital. Shauna passed on the footballer's thanks for the support he has received.

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Fab wanted me to post this pic for you all and to also say thank you for such overwhelming support http://t.co/2ZG7dNKg

The 23-year-old remains at the London Chest Hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest during Bolton's FA Cup match with Tottenham at White Hart Lane.

Medical staff took two hours to get his heart working again following the collapse.

Paramedics tend to Fabrice Muamba on the football pitch.
Muamba is recovering in hospital after his heart stopped for 78 minutes Credit: Reuters

Fans and players have been pledging their support for the young footballer and urging him to make a recovery.

Liam Stacey
Liam Stacey had his sentence appeal rejected today. Credit: PA

A student who mocked Muamba on Twitter lost his appeal against a 56-day jail term today.

Liam Stacey, of Pontypridd, south Wales, sobbed as he was taken away following the failed sentence appeal hearing at Swansea Crown Court.

Mr Justice Wyn Williams told the 21-year-old he rejected an argument that Stacey had already been punished enough.

He said the Swansea University biology student had admitted an offence, racially aggravated public disorder, of intent.