The FA have confirmed they have charged Rio Ferdinand over comments he made on Twitter.
The governing body said in a 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.
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