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Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has been fined £45,000 by the Football Association after a comment he posted on social networking site Twitter.
The Manchester United footballer Rio Ferdinand has not yet responded to a formal FA racism charge issued yesterday.
He has until 4pm on Thursday to address the allegation.
The charge relates to a Tweet in which Ferdinand appeared to support a fan who called Ashley Cole a 'choc ice'.
The FA have confirmed they have charged Rio Ferdinand over comments he made on Twitter.
The governing body said in a statement:
Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has been charged with improper conduct over comments he posted on Twitter, the Football Association have announced.