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Dec 18, 2012

Suso fined for offensive Twitter comment

Liverpool attacking midfielder Suso has been fined £10,000 by the FA and warned about his future conduct for an inappropriate comment posted on Twitter.

Suso, 19, found himself under investigation after using a derogatory word to describe a photo posted by team-mate Jose Enrique at the end of November.

"What the f*** is he doing? This guy is gay...he does everything except play football," Suso tweeted after the Liverpool full-back posted a picture of himself during a teeth-whitening session.

The tweet was quickly deleted and Suso issued an apology, but the FA felt compelled to act.

"Following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing yesterday [Monday 17 December 2012], Liverpool's Jesus Fernandez Saez (Suso) has been fined £10,000 and warned as to his future conduct for a comment posted on Twitter," the FA wrote on its website.

"The charge, which the player admitted and requested a paper hearing, was that he acted in a way which was improper and/or brought the game into disrepute in that the comment was posted on his Twitter account and included a reference to a person/s sexual orientation and/or disability."