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Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Suso fined for offensive Twitter comment

ESPN staff

Liverpool attacking midfielder Suso has been fined 10,000 by the FA and warned about his future conduct for an inappropriate comment posted on Twitter.

Suso, 19, found himself under investigation after using a derogatory word to describe a photo posted by team-mate Jose Enrique at the end of November.

"What the f*** is he doing? This guy is gay...he does everything except play football," Suso tweeted after the Liverpool full-back posted a picture of himself during a teeth-whitening session.

The tweet was quickly deleted and Suso issued an apology, but the FA felt compelled to act.

"Following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing yesterday [Monday 17 December 2012], Liverpool's Jesus Fernandez Saez (Suso) has been fined 10,000 and warned as to his future conduct for a comment posted on Twitter," the FA wrote on its website.

"The charge, which the player admitted and requested a paper hearing, was that he acted in a way which was improper and/or brought the game into disrepute in that the comment was posted on his Twitter account and included a reference to a person/s sexual orientation and/or disability."




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