A ski fan waves a swiss flag, backdropped by the Eiger mountain during the World Cup Men's downhill skiing event in Wengen on Jan. 16. Franck Fife/AFP/Newscom
Spectators with the team logos of Ferrari and BMW Sauber painted on their faces pose for photos at Albert Park Circuit in Melbourne, Australia on race day of the Australian Formula One Grand Prix, on March 29, 2009. Roland Weihrauch/Newscom/File
A Notre Dame Fighting Irish fan with face paint cheers during the Connecticut Huskies 69-61 win over Notre Dame at the Joyce Center in Notre Dame, Ind. in January 2009. Icon SMI/Newscom/File
A fan of the Tampa Buccaneers wearing face paint reacts during the Buccaneers' 31-24 loss to the Oakland Raiders at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. Newscom/File
Hard core Cardinals fan Dan Loerch, alias 'Cardana,' from Phoenix Arizona decided to take a last-minute flight from Phoenix to watch Super Bowl XLIII between the Arizona Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Steelers on Feb. 1, 2009 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. Willie J. Allen JR./St. Petersburg Times/Rapport Press/Newscom/File
Doug Rota of Yonkers NY poses with his puppet 'Andy Odi' who Mr. Rota describes as 'one deranged individual at a Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Arizona Cardinals football match at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. Matt Freed/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/Rapport Press/Newscom/File
Painted Missouri fans get pumped up and sprayed by mascot Truman the Tiger before the start of a match against Buffalo at Faurot Field in Columbia, Mo. Patrick T. Fallon/CSM/Zuma/Newscom/File
A tennis fan gets her face painted with the colors of the US and Spain as she attends action on day three of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on Jan. 20. The first Grand Slam of the 2010 tennis season takes place in the Australian city January 18-31. Paul Crock/AFP/Newscom
A Ghanaian supporter cheers during the first round game of the African Nations Cup (CAN) against Burkina Faso on Jan. 19 in Luanda, Angola. Aliou Mbaye/Panapress/Newscom
Michigan fans with painted faces and chests are seen before a college basketball game between the Michigan Wolverines and Michigan State Spartans at Crisler Arena in Ann Arbor, Mich. on Feb 10, 2009. Icon SMI/Newscom/File
Washington Husky fans came out to the game with war paint on their faces to show support for the purple and gold against Arizona on Oct. 10, 2009. Icon SMI/Newscom/File
This young Boston Bruins fan painted his face and is wearing his favorite jersey to show his team spirit during the Bruins game against the Penguins at TD Bank Garden in Boston, Mass. in Nov. 2009. Icon SMI/Newscom/File
A Boston College SuperFan attends a football game at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, Mass., on Oct. 17, 2009 as Boston College defeated North Carolina State University 52-20. Newscom/FILE
A British man who tweeted threats to a member of Parliament over her support for putting Jane Austen on the 10-pound banknote will serve 18 weeks in jail. The judge said his 'campaign of hatred' caused the MP to feel deeply threatened.
ByMichael Holtz, Staff writer
While Jane Austen has become the new face of Britain's £10 note, a British man who tweeted threats to express his outrage over that choice has become a poster child for the seriousness with which the courts are confronting such speech.