Former Man United Defender Rio Ferdinand Charged Over Offensive Tweet

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 The former England centre-back’s Twitter appears to have got him in trouble once again…

Rio Ferdinand will be charged by the FA for misconduct in relation to a tweet.

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The FA have posted a brief statement on their website which states that Ferdinand “has been charged by The FA for misconduct in relation to a comment he made via social media.”

The statement continues: “it is alleged the comment posted on his twitter account was abusive and/or indecent and/or insulting and/or improper”

The FA has not made it clear which comments they are referring to, but indicated it included a reference to “gender”. Associated Press journalist Rob Harris has posted a screenshot of a tweet from September in which Ferdinand refers to a Twitter user’s mother as a “sket”.

If it is indeed this quote to which the FA statement refers, it will mean that it has taken six weeks for the organisation to respond to the tweet, despite the offence that many people took to the language at the time.

The ex-Manchester United defender s part of FA chairman Greg Dyke’s commission which is looking into ways of improving English football.

The former England international, 35, has until 21 October to respond.

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