Football Association suspends Rio Ferdinand over Tweet
Rio Ferdinand has been suspended for 3 matches and find £25k following a comment he made on Twitter.
The 35-year-old former England captain faced the FA misconduct charge after he used the slang term “sket” (promiscuous girl or woman).
The FA Independent Regulatory Commission found that the Tweet was: “abusive and/or indecent and/or insulting and/or improper.”
In addition to the suspension and the fine, Ferdinand has been warned “as to his future conduct” and been ordered to attend an education programmed arranged by the FA within 4 months.
The Twitter conversation took place on September 1st:
"Maybe QPR will sign a good CB [centre back] they need one" to which Ferdinand responded:"get ya mum in, plays the field well son! #sket.”
His manager, Harry Redknapp said he hadn’t seen the report and could not comment on that, or whether the club would appeal.