According to news reports, a 21 year old man from Pontypridd is being held at Swansea police station following offensive remarks made on Twitter after Fabrice Muamba collapsed on the pitch yesterday afternoon.
Whilst I in no way condone what the young man said, I find it despicable that he has been arrested for it.
Voltaire Evelyn Beatrice Hall*:
I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.
R.I.P. Free Speech
Update: Quote attribution changed. Thank you to @WelshToy for point this out.
* It appears I may have been wrong all these years. According to Wikipedia:
In Evelyn Beatrice Hall’s biography of Voltaire, she coined the following phrase to illustrate Voltaire’s beliefs: “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”