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.
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.
More top news
Mainly dry overnight, especially in the north. Staying mild into Tuesday with a wet and windy spell gradually moving in from the west
The warmest day of the year, and season, to start the week. Becoming unsettled. Turning colder by Thursday
Traffic regulations will be put in place on Douglas promenade to ensure roads are kept open next month.