THE MAN who jokingly threatened on Twitter to blow up an airport will have to wait to hear the results of his appeal, as yesterday a court said that it will reserve judgment until a later date.
Paul Chambers infamously said that he would blow up Robin Hood airport if it closed down due to bad weather. Someone at the airport saw the message, took it seriously, and reported him to the police.
"Crap! Robin Hood airport is closed," he said. "You've got a week and a bit to get your shit together, otherwise I'm blowing the airport sky high!!"
It was not the best joke, but it was a joke. Despite this Chambers was convicted of sending a "menacing electronic communication", fined £385, ordered to pay £600 in costs and has become famous among internet users, comedians, free speech supporters and sensible thinkers everywhere.
He appealed against the conviction yesterday, but was told that the court's ruling will be delayed. µ
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