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The FA Have Really Come Down On Rio Ferdinand Over His 'Sket' Tweet

Gary Reilly
By Gary Reilly
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The FA have fined Rio Ferdinand £25,000 and banned him for three games after he was found guilty of misconduct "in relation to a comment he made via social media". Ferdinand has also been ordered to undertake an "education programme, arranged by The FA within four months".


A statement from the FA confirmed that the QPR defender would face immediate suspension subject to his right of appeal.

Queens Park Rangers defender Rio Ferdinand has been suspended for three matches commencing with immediate effect, subject to any appeal, after an FA misconduct charge against him was found proven.

The tweet in question is believed to have been sent on September 1st and it contains the word 'sket' (the assumption being that that was the offending phrase). Search engine hits for that particular term went into overdrive when Ferdinand was charged by the FA and Urban Dictionary helpfully filled us in on its meaning which is a derogative term for a female derived from Caribbean English.

See also: It Seems This Is The Tweet That Has Rio Ferdinand In Trouble With The FA


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