Rio Ferdinand charged with misconduct over tweet

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QPR defender Rio Ferdinand has been charged by the FA after posting an inappropriate tweet on September 1, reports the Daily Mail

The former Manchester United and England centre-half used the slang term "sket", and the FA have ultimately deemed this as an abusive comment. 

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Ferdinand, like many other professional footballers, has been using social media for some time, and he was previously fined as much as £45,000 by the FA after using the term "choc ice" when making reference to former England colleague Ashley Cole.

And now, with this latest charge, the veteran has until October 21 to respond to the charge from the FA. The tweet, which was in response to a follower suggesting that QPR needed to sign a good centre-half read: 'Get ya mum in, plays the field well son! #sket.’

FA rules 

The FA rules regarding gender have been made clear on their website, and it appears that using the term "sket" comes into this category. 

A statement on the FA website said: ‘It is alleged the comment posted on his Twitter account was abusive and/or indecent and/or insulting and/or improper. It is further alleged that this breach is aggravated pursuant to FA Rule E3(2) as it included a reference to gender.’

It appears, then, that the FA received a number of complaints from members of the public following the incident, but it remains to be seen as to whether Ferdinand will release a statement regarding the issue. 

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