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Liam Stacey Arrested: Racist Fabrice Muamba Tweet Lands Swansea Student In Jail

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LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: William Gallas of Tottenham Hotspur reacts as Fabrice Muamba of Bolton Wanderers lies injured on the pitch.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: William Gallas of Tottenham Hotspur reacts as Fabrice Muamba of Bolton Wanderers lies injured on the pitch.

SWANSEA, Wales -- The student who mocked Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba on Twitter after the player collapsed on the field during a match has been jailed for inciting racial hatred.

Liam Stacey, a 21-year-old student at Swansea University, admitted to the charge last week and was jailed Tuesday for 56 days.

Chief prosecutor Jim Brisbane says "we hope this case will serve as a warning to anyone who may think that comments made online are somehow beyond the law."

Muamba's heart stopped beating on its own for 78 minutes after he collapsed during an FA Cup quarterfinal match against Tottenham on March 17. He remains hospitalized in intensive care.

 
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