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2012: The year soccer racism took over Twitter

Tracking the phenomenon of soccer players spewing racism on Twitter, and becoming the victims of racist tweets themselves.

On Jan 1, 2013 by Kris Holt

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Another twitter user to be jailed for racist tweeting?

U.K. authorities have already sent one Twitter user to jail.  Is another on his way?

On Apr 2, 2012 by Kris Holt

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Jail was “too much” for student who sent racist tweets

The former human right commissioner for the Council of Europe spoke against the punishment on Friday. 

On Apr 2, 2012 by Kris Holt

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Is racist Texan @Walken4GOP just a troll?

The supposed “Christian Conservative”  shares a profile picture with the subject of a satirical essay on “Upscale redneck cuisine.”

On Mar 29, 2012 by Kevin Morris

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Student sentenced to 56 days in jail for “vile and abhorrent” tweets

Liam Stacey, a 21-year-old Twitter user in the U.K., admitted to inciting racial hatred after Fabrice Muamba  suffered a cardiac arrest on March 17. 

On Mar 27, 2012 by Fernando Alfonso III

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How a racist Texan became Britain’s most-hated man

Chet Walken’s racist tweets about  soccer star Fabrice Muamba, who suffered a heart attack on the field Saturday, has enraged the British Twittersphere.

On Mar 22, 2012 by Kevin Morris

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Student admits racist tweets after soccer player’s collapse, faces jail time

Liam Stacey was released on bail on the condition that he stays off Twitter and other social-networking sites. 

On Mar 19, 2012 by Kris Holt

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