Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong has been charged by the Football Association with improper conduct following recent comments on the social media platform Twitter.
Frimpong, 20, was involved with a minor altercation with a fan of a rival team on Twitter earlier this month after the supporter tweeted abuse aimed at the Arsenal player. The player's reply was quickly deleted.
An FA statement read: "Arsenal's Emmanuel Frimpong has been charged under FA Rule E3 for improper conduct in relation to recent comments made on Twitter.
"The allegation is that Frimpong posted comments amounting to improper conduct and/or which brought the game into disrepute, which included a reference to ethnic origin, faith or race.
"The player has until 4pm on 27 July 2012 to respond to the charge.''