18 Aug 2012

Rio Ferdinand fined for Twitter comments

7:44 am on 18 August 2012

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has been fined by the Football Association and warned about his future conduct over a racial comment he made on Twitter towards Chelsea footballer Ashley Cole.

The Twitter comment in question was posted after Cole had given evidence in the criminal trial of Chelsea captain John Terry, who was subsequently found not guilty of racially abusing Ferdinand's brother Anton during a Premier League match last October.

The FA confirmed on their website that Ferdinand would be fined 45,000 pounds for his comments.