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 By Kevin Palmer
5 hours ago

Report: FA made 350,000 pounds from Twitter fines in three years

The ESPN FC crew discuss QPR defender Rio Ferdinand who has been banned by the FA for a misconduct charge relating to a message he sent on Twitter.

Soccer's high-profile collection of offending Twitter warriors have been fined 350,000 pounds by the Football Association over the past three years, according to a report in the Guardian.

The 25,000 pound fine and three-game suspension handed to QPR defender Rio Ferdinand earlier this week for a tweet that was considered to have been "an aggravated breach of its rules as it included a reference to gender" was the latest in a long lone of high-profile stars whose tweets have got them into hot water.

Ex-Chelsea...

 By PA Sport
15 hours ago

QPR boss Harry Redknapp backs banned defender Rio Ferdinand

The ESPN FC crew discuss QPR defender Rio Ferdinand who has been banned by the FA for a misconduct charge relating to a message he sent on Twitter.

Queens Park Rangers boss Harry Redknapp has backed Rio Ferdinand after the defender was given a three-match FA ban for a comment he posted on Twitter.

Ferdinand, who has been criticised for his performances since arriving at Loftus Road in the summer, was fined £25,000 and "severely warned as to his future conduct" after the alleged sexist tweet.

Redknapp said Rangers, who secured only their second league win of the season when they beat Aston Villa 2-0 at Loftus Road on Monday night, were considering...

By ESPN Staff
1 day ago

FA suspend Ferdinand for three games

The ESPN FC crew discuss QPR defender Rio Ferdinand who has been banned by the FA for a misconduct charge relating to a message he sent on Twitter.

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ESPN FC  By ESPN staff
1 day ago

QPR's Rio Ferdinand banned for three games, fined £25k by FA for tweet

The ESPN FC crew discuss QPR defender Rio Ferdinand who has been banned by the FA for a misconduct charge relating to a message he sent on Twitter.

QPR defender Rio Ferdinand has been banned for three games and fined 25,000 pounds by the Football Association after being found guilty of a misconduct charge relating to a message he sent on Twitter.

A statement on the FA's official website read: "It was alleged a comment Ferdinand posted on his Twitter account was abusive and/or indecent and/or insulting and/or improper.

"It was further alleged that this breach was aggravated pursuant to FA Rule E3(2) as the comment included a reference to gender.

"Following...

2 days ago

Harry Redknapp's job as QPR manager secure, says chairman Tony Fernandes

QPR's Charlie Austin scored a brace to lead Queens Park Rangers to a 2-0 win against Aston Villa at Loftus Road.
Queens Park Rangers hope Harry Redknapp will always remain with the club in some capacity.

Harry Redknapp's position as Queens Park Rangers manager is secure as chairman Tony Fernandes hopes to keep him on at the club after he retires from the sideline.

A year after Redknapp led QPR back into the Premier League they are in the relegation zone with just seven points from nine games, even after Monday's 2-0 win over Aston Villa.

But Fernades says he is not in the habit of using a quick hook for managers if teams start slowly.

"I believe stability is the best way," Fernandes told Sky Sports....