Football fan convicted for racist tweet

A football fan in Wales has been sentenced to 12 weeks in prison for a racist tweet targeting Ireland international striker Michael Obafemi.

The sentence was suspended for a year and a half. Also, the Swansea City supporter will not be allowed to leave his house in the evening until the end of his sentence.

The 26-year-old is also not allowed to attend games of the second division or the Welsh national team, as the court in the Welsh city ruled on Friday.

The man had dropped the tweet in the drunkenness out of anger at Obafemi’s move from Swansea to league rival Burnley and deleted it again after 20 minutes. By that time, however, dozens of people had read and commented on the news. Obafemi was deeply hurt in a statement. The man apologized to the player. He has lost his job and friends because of the case, according to his attorney.