London, Mar 19: A student has been arrested after allegedly making sick comments about Fabrice Muamba, the Premier League footballer who collapsed with a heart attack during the first half of a FA Cup tie between Tottenham Hotspur and Bolton.
Bolton club manager Owen Coyle said support for player and his family has been incredible, and hoped for a happy outcome
Liam Stacey, 21, is accused of making offensive remarks on Twitter about the Bolton Wanderers player, who last night remained in a critical condition and on a life support.
The Swansea University student is alleged to have tweeted: ‘LOL [Laugh out loud]. **** Muamba. He’s dead!!! #haha.’
Manchester United’s Rio Ferdinand, Wayne Rooney, Paul Scholes and Jonathan Evans came out in support of Muamba’s recovery.
Chelsea’s Gary Cahill dedicated his goal against Leicester City to the stricken player
When Twitter users objected, Stacey 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 early on Sunday. (ANI)