Ferdinand facing FA charge

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Published: Tuesday 14th October 2014 by The News Editor

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Former England captain Rio Ferdinand has been charged by the Football Association for misconduct following a comment he made on Twitter.

The 35-year-old QPR defender has until October 21 to respond to the charge, which was announced on Tuesday.

“It is alleged the comment posted on his twitter account was abusive and/or indecent and/or insulting and/or improper,” an FA statement read.

“It is further alleged that this breach is aggravated pursuant to FA rule E3(2) as it included a reference to gender.

“The player has until Tuesday, October 21 2014 to respond to the charge.”

The FA did not specify which message had provoked its ire.

Ferdinand, who made 81 appearances for England, the last in June 2011, is a member of FA chairman Greg Dyke’s commission looking at how to improve English football.

He has sent more than 14,000 tweets on social networking site Twitter and has been an outspoken pundit for the BBC and BT Sport.

Published: Tuesday 14th October 2014 by The News Editor

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