Ferdinand fined £45,000 over Twitter comment

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has been fined £45,000 by the Football Association after a comment he posted on social networking site Twitter.

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Rio Ferdinand Twitter charge proven by Independent Regulatory Commission. Details and Written Reasons here: http://t.co/4GFZSKbd

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Ferdinand fined for 'racist' tweet

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has been fined £45,000 after being found guilty of improper conduct by the FA after retweeting a message that called Chelsea defender Ashley Cole "a choc ice."