Jailed Muamba tweeter could be free on Friday
Published 22:31 29/03/12 By Richard Smith
A student jailed for sending a racist tweet about footballer Fabrice Muamba after his cardiac arrest could walk free tomorrow (Friday).
Tearful Liam Stacey, 21, was taken away in handcuffs on Tuesday after being jailed for 56 days for admitting inciting racial hatred.
But a High Court judge in Swansea will hear an appeal against his sentence, which, if successful, could win his immediate release.
The hearing, expected to last an hour, will go before Mr Justice Wyn Williams.
The Swansea University biology undergraduate triggered revulsion when he posted an offensive message about the Bolton midfielder, who had collapsed during an FA Cup quarter final against Spurs on March 17.
While his plight touched fans around the world, drunken Stacey went online to mock but some have criticised his punishment, saying it was politically motivated to make an example of him.