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."