Ferdinand charged over racist tweet

Aug 18, 2012, 09:41 IST | AFP

The Football Association on fined Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand �45,000 ($70,000, 57,000 euros) for improper conduct over comments he made on Twitter relating to the John Terry racism trial

Chelsea captain Terry was found not guilty last month of racially abusing QPR defender Anton Ferdinand, Rio’s brother, during a Premier League game on October 23 last year, although he is also now contesting a FA charge over the same incident.

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