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Rio Ferdinand fined for tweet

August 17, 2012
By news services
LONDON -- Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has been fined $71,000 by the English Football Association after being found guilty of improper conduct over a Twitter comment about Chelsea rival Ashley Cole.

An independent commission found Friday that Ferdinand was guilty of referencing ethnic origin and race when he re-tweeted a user's comment that referred to Cole as a "choc ice," a slang term perceived as meaning black on the outside and white on the inside.

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