Ipswich striker Michael Chopra has quit Twitter after posting a picture of a bag stuffed with money.
The 29-year-old, who has suffered a high- profile gambling addiction, tweeted the picture of a bag full of #20 notes.
The accompanying message read: "Keep tweeting me about being in debt haha love it #cash #skint #lol #lendmeafiver."
Later his account, @MichaelChopra10, which had almost 15,000 followers, disappeared.
An Ipswich Town spokesman said Chopra had made his own decision to close the account, adding that the club encouraged Twitter use but "sometimes banter can be a little over the top".
Chopra revealed the extent of his addiction in 2011, speaking publicly about how he had lost as much as #2 million, spending up to #20,000 a day.
It later emerged that his club had loaned him #250,000 to pay off debts.
The player spent three weeks in the Sporting Chance Clinic last season in an attempt to beat the addiction.
Ipswich Town striker Michael Chopra has been banned from racecourses for ten years after he was found to have breached the rules after a British Horseracing Authority investigation.
Chopra was found in breach of committing corrupt and fraudulent practices and offering a bribe. He was one nine people charged with various offences. Earlier this month Chopra announced he couldn't afford to defend himself during the inquiry.
He won't be able to attend any licensed racing premises for the period of his ban.
Published on the Ipswich Town website
On the 4th October 2012, the British Horseracing Authority announced that they were charging me and others with breaches of the rules of horseracing. The charges are due to be heard at a two week inquiry, which commences on the 14th January 2013.
Ipswich Town striker Michael Chopra says he is likely to face a ban from racecourses and gambling establishments, but says the ban would help him to fight his gambling addiction.
The Town striker published his statement on the Ipswich Town website.
In it he says that he will not contest the charges as he cannot afford the legal fees which are estimated to be at least £50,000.
The striker says he has extensive loans and cannot afford the money needed to clear his name.
Ipswich Town striker Michael Chopra has issued a statement in connection with race-fixing charge by the by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA).
The centre forward is one of nine people charged with race-fixing back in October.
Ipswich Town Chief Executive, Simon Clegg has said the club will support striker Michael Chopra after he was charged with serious breaches of the rules of horse racing.
Chopra, along with nine others, faces allegations centring on horses being laid to lose on betting exchanges in races that took place between 1 November 2010 and 31 March 2011.
Chopra is accused of offering bribes to a jockey.
Ipswich Town have released a statement saying Town’s Chief Executive, Simon Clegg and Chopra are "working to understand the full extent of the allegations and the background which led to the charges being made."
Commenting on behalf of the Club, Simon Clegg said: "Serious allegations of misconduct have been made against Michael by the BHA relating to events which occurred before Michael joined Ipswich Town.
"It needs to be recognised that at this time the charges made against Michael are unproven. Michael will be seeking his own legal advice on this issue, but we will support the player as we have done with his previous well published challenges and as he goes through the inquiry process.
"We will be making no further comment on this matter at this time, as we view it as a private matter between the player and a non-football authority."