Fan who sent ‘vile’ racist tweet about Ireland striker Michael Obafemi is spared jail but receives football banning order


A football fan who sent a “vile” racist tweet about Irish international striker Michael Obafemi has been sentenced.

wansea City supporter Josh Phillips posted the abusive message on January 28 in response to a tweet from the club announcing the then 22-year-old player was being transferred on loan to Burnley Football Club.