A SICK troll who taunted Aston Villa star Jack Grealish about his dead baby brother bragged about avoiding jail, saying: “At least I’m not doing up porridge.”
Alfie Perkins, 19, who supports arch rivals Birmingham City, posted messages about the tragic death of Jack’s brother Keelan while watching the Second City derby in March.
The baby fell victim to cot death aged just nine months in April 2000, when Jack was four years old.
Perkins had downed nine pints of lager before posting three horrific messages including a picture of Keelan’s headstone after Grealish scored the winner.
He wrote on Twitter: “He may have scored but will never bring his dead brother back and that brings me more satisfaction than anything else ever could.”
“Grealish went down quicker than his brother got lowered into the grave. Where’s your brother gone? Come on!”
Grealish was famously attacked on the pitch by Birmingham City fan Paul Mitchell who was later jailed for 14 weeks.
He may have scored but will never bring his dead brother back and that brings me more satisfaction than anything else ever could.”
Perkins, from Chelmsley Wood, was convicted at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court of sending three offensive communications in March this year.
After walking free from court he tweeted: “At least I’m not doing up porridge” in an apparent boast about escaping a prison sentence, reports BirminghamLive.
The accountancy and finance student was also smirking outside court and replied online when quizzed by a Villa fan about his behaviour.
But he simply said: “I regret all of it but she says this like nobody would be smiling after being faced with the prospect of prison and the end result being only having to pay £350. Wallop.”
Perkins, who denied the charges, told cops he had been “encouraged” to post the messages by those around him at the game.
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John McGregor, defending, said Perkins accepted his comments were “sick” and he later told the court his actions had been “wrong”.
Perkins was banned from Birmingham City matches for life, fined £120, ordered to pay £200 court costs and a £30 victim surcharge.
The chairwoman of the bench told him: “I think being banned from life from watching your favourite football team is a punishment in itself.”