English Premiership

FIVE misbehaving footballers on Twitter

2015-03-13 09:13
Rio Ferdinand (AFP)

Cape Town - Following Carlton Cole's latest fine over his offensive post on Twitter, Sport24 looks at other footballers who have been reprimanded over their behaviour on Twitter.

FIVE misbehaving footballers on Twitter (via the Daily Mail):

1. Darren Bent

In 2009, the stiker was fined £120 000 by Tottenham Hotspur for having a full go at the club's chairman, Daniel Levy. Bent tweeted: ‘Do I wanna go Hull City NO. Do I wanna go Stoke NO do I wanna go Sunderland YES so stop f****** around levy.’ 

2. Carlton Cole

During a 2011 friendly between England and Ghana, Carlton Cole tweeted: 'Immigration has surrounded the Wembley premises! I knew it was a trap!' He was subsequently slapped with a £20 000.

3. Rio Ferdinand

In 2012, while Ferdinand was still at Manchester United, the defender appeared to endorse a tweet which described fellow England international defender Ashley Cole as a "choc ice" which according to the Daily Mail is "a term said to mean a person is black on the outside but white on the inside". Ferdinand was fined £45 000.

4. Ashley Cole

 'Hahahahaa, well done #fa I lied did I, #BUNCHOFT***S' tweeted former Chelsea defender Cole after John Terry's infamous racism case in 2012. Cole was fined £90 000.

5. Michael Chopra

With his club (Blackpool) in crisis at the beginning of this season, Chopra tweeted: ‘F****** joke this come in training only 6 f****** players here then find out the fitness coach taken the football session #joke.’. He was duly fined £15 000. 

6. Rio Ferdinand 

New club but ever controversial, this season Rio Ferdinand was banned for three matches and fined £25 000 for tweeting the word  'sket' in reference to another Twitter user's mother.


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