Rio Ferdinand charged with misconduct by FA after Twitter comment
Ferdinand has a week to respond to the FA charge after the QPR player was adjudged to have made an indecent comment
October 15th, 2014
Rio Ferdinand is on Greg Dyke’s panel to help the FA chairman look to improve English football although the defender is in hot water after recently posting a tweet which used the word “sket”.
According to the Collins English Dictionary, a “sket” is a promiscuous girl or woman, with Ferdinand having a week to respond to his Twitter comment.
A statement on the FA website read: “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.”
Ferdinand has courted controversy throughout his playing career, although the defender demonstrated himself to be an articulate pundit when representing the BBC during the 2014 World Cup.
The former Manchester United player recently defended Raheem Sterling for his “tiredness” comments, backing up the Liverpool youngster who told Roy Hodgson that he was too fatigued to line up against Estonia.
He said on Twitter: “Fair play to him. English players are normally too proud to do that unlike our foreign friends.”