University bans 'troll' from campus

Liam Stacey
Liam Stacey was jailed in March for posting offensive comments about the footballer Fabrice Muamba Photo: ITV News Wales

A Swansea University student who was jailed for posting offensive comments on the social networking site Twitter has been told he can continue his degree but not on campus.

A disciplinary committee said that while Liam Stacey, 19, would remain expelled from the University he could complete his exams externally. A University spokesman said the "exceptional decision" was taken because they believe "he has expressed genuine remorse" for his actions.

He has expressed genuine remorse and we are satisfied that he understands that his behaviour was unacceptable and damaging to the University.

– Swansea University spokesperson

The third-year biology student posted the abusive comments about the professional footballer Fabrice Muamba after he collapsed during a match.

The University continued to say they "deplore racism" and have policies in place to "ensure equality for staff and students."

Stacey has recently been released from prison after serving half of his sentence.