Macheda, Ranger, Smith charged

Twitter trio charged for homophobia

February 27, 2012
Federico Macheda, Nile Ranger and Manny Smith have been charged by the Football Association over alleged homophobic comments on Twitter.



Manchester United striker Macheda, currently on loan at QPR, Newcastle forward Ranger and Walsall's Smith are accused of acting in a way which was "improper and/or brought the game into disrepute", including "a reference to a person's or persons' sexual orientation".

The three players have until 4pm on Wednesday to respond.
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