Old Trafford defender hit with improper conduct charge.
Rio Ferdinand charged by FA for ‘choc ice’ tweet
Manchester United’s Rio Ferdinand has been charged with improper conduct by the Football Association in relation to comments posted on Twitter.
Ferdinand denied he was being racist after responding to a tweet describing Chelsea’s Ashley Cole as a “choc ice”.
The term used relates to the black and white nature of the confectionery, and can imply someone is being black on the outside and white on the inside.
Ferdinand, 33, has until 16:00 BST on 2 August to respond to the charge.
SOURCE: BBC Sport
Pretty soon the FA will have to set up a department who’s sole responsibility will be to monitor footballers behaviour on the site.
A week, perhaps even a day, doesn’t pass without a member of the footballing profession making a statement on Twitter that they will regret. Indeed just a couple of days ago former Chelsea man Leon Knight entered a wholly unsavoury altercation with Wolves midfielder Jamie O’Hara and his wife Danielle Lloyd, one does wonder if it wouldn’t just be easier if club’s prevented their players from using the site or giving them a three strike policy.
Whilst Ferdinand was merely responding to a tweet made by a third party he must have been aware that doing so would be seen as either condoning the original message or at the very least promoting it’s contents to his 3 million+ followers.
If the centre back is hit with a playing ban you can guarantee Sir Alex Ferguson will have something to say to the veteran defender.
Looking for festival tickets? Check ticket prices for all of top events taking place this summer with our friends at tixdaq.com. V Festival tickets, Leeds Festival tickets, Reading Festival tickets, Bestival tickets and more. Compare the market before you buy with tixdaq