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Rio Ferdinand suspended for three matches over tweets

Footballer Rio Ferdinand has been fined £25,000 and suspended for three matches over a comment he allegedly made on his Twitter account.

A statement on the FA's website said:

Queens Park Rangers defender Rio Ferdinand has been suspended for three matches commencing with immediate effect, subject to any appeal, after an FA misconduct charge against him was found proven ...

Following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing on Wednesday 29 October, Ferdinand was also fined £25,000, severely warned as to his future conduct and ordered to attend an education programme, arranged by The FA within four months.

– fa statement

Fulham make Kit Symons appointment permanent

Fulham's caretaker manager has been given the post on a permanent basis.

Kit Symons has been in the role since September 18th, leading the Whites to an overall record of five wins, one draw and three losses during that time.

His promotion is effective immediately, and until the end of the 2015-16 season.

Chairman Shahid Khah said:

"Kit has thoroughly earned the opportunity to take Fulham from here as our First Team Manager. We've been a different football club, on and off the pitch, since Kit stepped in as our Caretaker Manager in September. His passion for Fulham is evident and contagious, and I believe the promise ahead of him is extremely bright."

Audio: RAF pilot 'confronts Latvian plane'

Aviation enthusiasts EGXWinfo Group have posted an audio clip online, which they claim to be a recording of an RAF pilot trying to make contact with the Latvian plane.

In it, the pilot warns that the plane will be shot down if it does not follow his instructions.

The Ministry of Defence refused to confirm or deny whether the audio was genuine.

Audio from SoundCloud/The EGXWinfo Group

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