Student loses 'Twitter' appeal

Student who admited posting racist comments on Twitter loses his appeal

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Internet 'troll' sentenced to 56 days in jail

A man who admitted posting racially offensive comments about the Bolton Wanderers footballer Fabrice Muamba has been sentenced to 56 days in jail. Liam Stacey pleaded guilty to the charge of a racially-aggravated public order offence at Swansea Magistrates last week.

The Swansea University student posted the comments on Twitter shortly after Mr Muamba collapsed during an FA cup tie against Tottenham Hotspur earlier this month. He was arrested shortly after the comments were made.

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