Twitter #I am Spartacus: In support of Twitter Joke Trial man

We’ve recently reported on making mistakes on Twitter when under the influence of alcohol and it’s easy to say the wrong thing whether you’re drunk or not. You may have been following the news about the Twitter Joke Trial and if so you may find this next story quite intriguing. The Twitter Joke Trial surrounded a man called Paul Chapman who tweeted about bombing an airport as a joke. However his appeal against his conviction was recently dismissed by the courts because the Tweet was “menacing in its content.”

When Chambers from South Yorkshire, England, appealed against his sentence, Judge Jacqueline Davies dismissed his appeal and added a fine of $2000 to his original fine of $1000. Because of his arrest Chambers, who was a financial manager, is now out of a job too, according to Stan Schroeder over on Mashable, sourced The Guardian.

Now, in a show of solidarity and support, thousands of Twitter users are now repeating his original tweet with the hashtag #IamSpartacus, the famous movie where gladiators stood together with Spartacus. Support is still growing and presently #IamSpartacus is a Twitter global trending topic.

For more on this go to mashable.com. Are you moved to join the I Am Spartacus brigade or maybe you think Paul Chambers brought it on himself? We’d welcome your thoughts so feel free to send us your comments.