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Man facing jail over racist abuse on Liverpool FC website
A STRABANE man who has admitted posting a series of racist insults on the Liverpool FC website could be facing six months jail when he is sentenced later this week.
The posts on a discussion board run by the Premiership club were all sent from the home computer of Jason Roulston (26) of Mount Carmel Heights in the early hours of January 8.
District Judge, Liam McNally, described the racial terms used by Roulston as “appalling” at Strabane Magistrates Court on Thursday.
However Judge McNally said he would have to examine previous judgements prior to sentencing, including the case of a man found guilty of posting racist tweets about former Bolton Wanderers player Fabrice Muamba, who collapsed during an FA Cup game in March.
The offences against Roulston came to light when independent moderators reported the messages on the morning in question.
They were subsequently traced to the internet provider address and unique username and other details held by Roulston.
• For the full story see Monday’s Tyrone Herald