Ferdinand charged by FA
The FA have charged Rio Ferdinand with comments he made on Twitter
Rio Ferdinand has been charged by the Football Association over the comments he made on Twitter following the end of John Terry's recent trial.
In the aftermath of the trial, when Terry was acquitted of racially abusing Ferdinand's brother Anton, the Manchester United defender responded to a Tweet that characterised Chelsea defender Ashley Cole, who was a defence witness in the trial, as a 'choc-ice'.
The term is is commonly understood to mean 'black on the outside, white on the inside', and was a reference to Cole's testimony in court, in which he said he never heard Terry make a racist remark to Ferdinand during the match in question at Loftus Road in October.
"The FA has today charged Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand with improper conduct in relation to comments posted on Twitter," said an FA statement.
"The allegation is that the player acted in a way which was improper and/or brought the game into disrepute by making comments which included a reference to ethnic origin and/or colour and/or race."
Ferdinand has until 4pm on Thursday to respond to the charge.
The move extends still further a case which has cast a dark shadow over the game for over nine months now.
Last week, Terry was charged with improper conduct by the FA for the comments he made to Anton Ferdinand, a charge he has vowed to contest.
Now, Rio Ferdinand must clear his name, or risk a hefty fine or potential suspension ahead of the new Premier League campaign.
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Murked!!! Ugly ****.
Hilarious, so so funny. Just goes to show that racism is a 2 way street.
Its so funny, as much as I think he should be able to say whatever he likes, I hate his face. He got all high and mighty after the Suarez and Terry incident so its nice to see that basically he just likes to rub salt in wounds, add his 2 penneth, stir it up a little. When really he is just as bad, if not worse than everyone else.
He will learn that you cannot make the kind of comments he did and expect to get away with it, so he will will have to deal with any punishment metred out to him by the FA,
Stupid thing to do for a player of his standing
He is a passenger at Man U - being more off the field, then on !!- always feigning injury's and being kept on with full pay.
There are none so blind, then those that will not see - Wake up Man U - get rid of this waste of space before he drags your name further into the dirt.
Now that JUST proves WHO is the racist in this whole affair. First Anton makes allegations against a footballer who was proved innocent in court of racist remarks, Then his brother goes on to insult another player because he was a defence witness.
For crying out , RIO and ANTON, GROW UP, and stop seeing racism at everywhere you look.
In the Red corner Rio Ferdinand and in the Blue corner John Terry..
Between them not a brain cell in sight...Cuts both ways.
Punishment is no where near severe enough, both will get just a tap on the wrist and these are supposed to be "professional" people...... If it were me, they would both be sacked and contracts terminated. Without tarnishing every footballer with the same brush, but some of them think that earning the big bucks makes them untouchable......