but this idiot who did nowt more than type words gets 2 month in side,im all for punishing him,but i think a fine and community service would have been more appropriate
what message does this send,insult and laugh at poorly footballer 2 month,mug a granny,slap on wrist .
no wonder folk lose faith in the justice system
The death of freedom of thought and speech. Baaaaaaaa
Would he have been charged if it hadn't been reported to the authorities? Probably not.
Is he's being made an example of? Perhaps, but that doesn't change the fact what he did was illegal.
This guy is likley to get thrown out of uni and, at least until the conviction is spent, will struggle to get any job that does a CRB check.
Your freedom of speech, has to be weighed against the rights of others. Just because something was once tollerated, doesn't mean it has ever been acceptable!
If anything, stuff posted on the internet should give you the time to THINK about what your saying, it's not like "it just comes out of your mouth" as it would when speaking. you have to decide what you are going to write, type it and then post it. Plenty of time to consider what is said.
Like pop says, maybe overly harsh but still... serves him right.