A man who sent racist tweets to former Rangers players Maurice Edu and Kyle Bartley has been jailed for six months.
“As an anti-racism campaigning and educational charity, we strive to make people aware of the consequences of racism. Whether it happens on the street, on the pitch or in cyberspace racism is damaging. This particular case left two football players very upset and shaken. The individual who threatened them is now beginning a custodial sentence and will have a lifelong criminal record. We very much hope this case demonstrates to the public that racial abuse will not be tolerated in any setting.”
Vicki Burns, Campaign Manager
Show Racism the Red Card are hopeful that the six-month jail sentence handed to a man who racially abused two former players of Rangers Football Club will act as a deterrent in the future. Michael Convery, from Glasgow, sent racially aggravated tweets to Maurice Edu and Kyle Bartley after a game at St Johnstone on 14 January 2012.
The 43-year-old had denied sending the messages but was convicted in November 2013 following a trial at Glasgow Sheriff Court.
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