Posted in: There are far too many sickos in the world, There are some messed up people in the world, there's a fucktard born every minute
Tags:Fabrice Muamba, Liam Stacey
I’ve been on the internet long enough now that surely nothing should surprise me, but honestly, the depravity of some people is beyond the pale.
Footballer, Fabrice Muamba collapsed on the football pitch on Saturday, after suffering a heart attack. This happened in the middle of a game.
It seemed that everybody and his wife took to Twitter to extend their fervent hope that he would be ok. Whilst normal folk were left reeling by this incident, a couple of people devoid of any humanity, took to Twitter and used the incident as an excuse to hurl racist abuse and wish death upon him.
I want to know, what kind of mind would tweet this kind of abuse?
Liam Stacey was one young man, with such a mind:
Luckily the normal people on Twitter were rightly outraged and reported him to the police. Unluckily for him, he had clues to his real life all over his Twitter page, and he’d also included the rugby club that he played for, and he was tweeting under his real name.
I’m afraid I really don’t understand how anybody can see an innocent person dying, and feel moved to post such vitriol.
Luckily for us, the police have taken a dim view of such behaviour, and he was arrested and appeared at Swansea Magistrates Court yesterday.
This is what he had to say:
When interviewed by police, Stacey said he had been drinking since lunchtime on Saturday and was drunk when he made the comments.
He told police: “I was at the bar when I heard what had happened to Muamba. I don’t know why I posted it.
“I’m not racist and some of my friends are from different cultural backgrounds.”
I can’t believe he doesn’t believe he’s racist.
He was told that he may face jail time over his comments. He’s been bailed until his sentencing and has been ordered not to use Twitter and other social networking sites.
As a side note, when will people realise that just because they have black friends, it doesn’t mean that they aren’t racist? It just means that they like those particular black people.
Richard Bacon, a broadcaster and journalist has a really good column about his experience with internet trolls and keyboard warriors. Well worth a read.
In the mean time, I hope you join Twitter in praying for Fabrice Muamba to win his battle to live.