Tuesday, March 20, 2012

British student arrested for 'racially offensive' Tweet after black footballer's collapse

There's a lot of forbidden speech in Britain:
A student was in police custody last night after allegedly making sick comments about Fabrice Muamba, the Premier League footballer left fighting for his life after collapsing during a game.

Liam Stacey, 21, is accused of making offensive remarks on Twitter about the Bolton Wanderers player, who last night remained in a critical condition on a life support machine after suffering a cardiac arrest.

The Swansea University student is alleged to have tweeted: ‘LOL [Laugh out loud]. **** Muamba. He’s dead!!! #haha.’

When other users objected, he is said to have launched a volley of vile racist and sexist abuse, which is too offensive to print.

Later, the biology undergraduate, originally from Pontypridd, South Wales, posted tweets saying the remarks were not his and insisting he was not a racist.

He claimed his account had been hacked and he hadn’t had access to his phone at the time the remarks were made. However, he was arrested by South Wales police officers in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Source

Celebrating illness in someone is unpleasant but it is precisely unpleasant speech that needs protection if free speech is to prevail. But authoritarian Britain believes in regulated speech, not free speech

11 comments:

Bird of Paradise said...

England under socialism Be happy america is no longer a british subject

Anonymous said...

Clearly, poor, ignorant Amero-centric 'Bird of P' doesn't know the difference between England, Wales and Britain!

Anonymous said...

Can you just see Hitler looking at todays Britain and saying, "hey, wait a minute. They're doing the same exact thing i was going to do to them..." LOL!

Soon, radical Islam will take complete control of Britanistan, instead of just large parts of it. They'll know how to deal with the Brits severe addiction to political correctness. They have the perfect cure for PC. It's long and has a very sharp edge on it.

Anonymous said...

4:57 Just get back to your sci-fi fantacy! Soon it will take complete control of you!

Anonymous said...

I like it when conservatives wear their aluminum foil hats.

Go Away Bird said...

Annon 6:10 I enjoy you liberals showing your intollrence and ignorance Your total hypocracy

TheOldMan said...

Twitter account has been hacked? We call that the "Anthony Weiner" defense...ha, ha.

Anonymous said...

I don't care what happens in England.

Anonymous said...

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL come get me pigs.

Anonymous said...

12:16 PM. You sound very self-absorbed. Are you perhaps an "American"?

Anonymous said...

"It is self-destructive for any society to create a situation where a baby who is born into the world today automatically has pre-existing grievances against another baby born at the same time, because of what their ancestors did centuries ago. It is hard enough to solve our own problems, without trying to solve our ancestors' problems..."
–-- Thomas Sowell