Romaine Sawyers: Man Jailed for Racially Abusing West Brom Player Has Appeal Against Conviction Denied | Football news


Simon Silwood, who became the first supporter to be jailed in this country for racially abusing an online footballer, has had his appeal against his conviction rejected.

The 50-year-old, who is from the West Midlands, immediately appealed against his original sentence, which was four weeks in prison, followed by another four weeks on leave.

The message was posted on social media on January 26 and directed at Sawyers, who is currently on loan at Stoke, after West Brom lost 5-0 to Manchester City.

Silwood was also ordered to pay £ 500 in compensation to the player and £ 500 in processing costs, and the appeal hearing against the sentence is currently ongoing at Wolverhampton Crown Court.

Sawyers promised to donate his compensation to a local West Midlands charity when the ruling was originally handed down in September.


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