Strabane man faces jail after posting racist tweets 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 on the clubs website were all sent from the home computer of 26-year-old Jason Roulston 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 last week.

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 username held by Roulston.