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Oscar Pistorius 5 Year Sentence Sparks #ThingsLongerThanOscarsSentence Hashtag

21/10/2014 11:35 BST | Updated 21/10/2014 14:59 BST

Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years jail for the manslaughter of Reeva Steenkamp, although his legal team suggest he could actually serve as little as 10 months behind bars.

The verdict sparked fury on social media with #nojustice quickly trending on Twitter.

Following closely behind was #ThingsLongerThanOscarsSentence in protest at the day's news.

Some compared his crimes to others committed in South Africa.

And to the state of the country itself.

While not always factually correct, many did effectively contrast the sentence with other forms of punishment.

While others predicted how Pistorius may act upon his release.

And just so the UK audience can relate...