Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong fined over Twitter remarks
Wednesday 01 August 2012
Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong has been fined £6,000 and warned
over his future behaviour after admitting to a Football Association
charge of improper conduct.
The charge, issued under FA Rule E3, related to recent comments the 20-year-old made on Twitter.
"Frimpong posted comments amounting to improper conduct and/or which brought the game into disrepute, which included a reference to faith," read a statement from the FA.
Frimpong responded to a comment made by a Tottenham fan on July 15 and although he soon removed the Tweet from the social networking site, it caught the attention of the FA.
The comment made by the Tottenham fan was retweeted by Frimpong, who also added the derogatory term that incurred the FA's wrath.
Frimpong made 14 appearances for Arsenal last season before joining Wolves in a spell that was cut short by a knee injury in February.
Arsenal last week confirmed the player had been "reminded of his responsibilities when representing the club".
On the same day the Premier League revealed new guidelines for social media by players, following consultation with the FA and the Professional Footballers' Association.
Latest in Sport
Radamel Falcao exclusive: Forward says joining Manchester United is a 'dream come true'
Transfer deadline day: The best memes and tweets, featuring Radamel Falcao, Javier Hernandez and Bart Simpson
Arsenal transfer news: Ray Parlour urges Arsene Wenger to make late move for Edinson Cavani
WWE Raw preview: Will John Cena continue to defy the threat of Brock Lesnar?
Danny Welbeck to Arsenal: Arsene Wenger pictured in Rome as club close in on Manchester United striker for £17m
- 1 Al Pacino on suffering from depression: 'It can last and it's terrifying'
- 2 Half of young women unable to ‘locate vagina’ and 65% find it difficult to say the word
- 3 Saudis risk new Muslim division with proposal to move Mohamed’s tomb
- 4 A teacher speaks out: 'I'm effectively being forced out of a career that I wanted to love'
- 5 Mexican woman becomes world’s 'oldest person' at 127
Rotherham child sex abuse scandal: Labour Home Office to be probed over what Tony Blair's government knew - and when
What do immigrants really think of Britain? Polish immigrant's Reddit post goes viral
Ashya King: Parents of five-year-old boy refused permission to visit him in hospital and denied bail at Spanish court
With Douglas Carswell joining Ukip, my party has taken another giant step forward
When elitism grips the top of British society to this extent, there is only one answer: abolish private schools
Ashya King: 'Cruel NHS has not given us the treatment we need', says father of five-year-old with brain tumour who fled to Spain