Manchester United’s Rio Ferdinand has been fined £45,000 after an Independent Regulatory Commission found proven a charge of improper conduct in relation to a comment posted on Twitter.
The Commission decided that the comment was improper and brought the game into disrepute. In addition, the Commission found that the breach included a reference to ethnic origin, colour or race.
– The Football Association
Ferdinand was fined £45,000 and warned as to his future conduct. The Independent Regulatory Commission has released the written reasons for this case which can be found by clicking here.
Both The FA and Manchester United were served the reasons on Wednesday 15 August 2012 and the deadline for appeal passed at 12noon on Thursday 16 August 2012.
Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has been fined £45,000 by the Football Association after a comment he posted on social networking site Twitter.
Rio Ferdinand Twitter charge proven by Independent Regulatory Commission. Details and Written Reasons here: http://t.co/4GFZSKbd
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:
– FA statement
The FA has today charged Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand with improper conduct in relation to comments posted on Twitter.
The allegation is that the player acted in a way which was improper and/or bought the game into disrepute by making comments which included a reference to ethnic origin and/or colour and/or race.
Ferdinand has until 4pm on 2 August 2012 to respond to the charge.
Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has been charged with improper conduct over comments he posted on Twitter, the Football Association have announced.