Jack Wilshere has been fined £40,000 after singing anti-Tottenham Hotspur songs during the Arsenal’s FA Cup victory parade in North London last month.
The Arsenal midfielder led the club’s supporters in three expletive-laden chants that mocked their local rivals.
Wilshere, who did apologise, was charged by the FA in the build up to the national side’s international friendly against the Republic of Ireland and has now been found guilty of making and/or inciting certain comments’ [via the FA’s official website].
The news somewhat sours what has been a brilliant last couple of days for the Gunners midfielder after he scored his first goals for the Three Lions in their Euro 2016 qualifier against Slovenia last Sunday.
After failing to score in his previous 27 caps, it took Wilshere less than 20 second half minutes to find the back of the net with two stunning efforts to inspire England to a 3-2 victory.
That capped off an impressive end to the campaign for the 23-year-old as he scored another terrific effort on the final day of the Premier League season against West Bromwich Albion and then he played in the closing stages as Arsenal retained the FA Cup with a comfortable win against Aston Villa.