Ferdinand fined £45,000

#1
Rio Ferdinand fined £45,000 for racist comment at Ashley Cole - should have been £4.5m, that would have hurt him:

Rio Fined For 'Choc Ice' Twitter Comment


Rio Ferdinand has been fined £45,000 for comments he made on Twitter about the John Terry racism trial.

The Football Association's Independent Regulatory Commission found him guilty of improper conduct after he endorsed a comment about Chelsea defender Ashley Cole.

On July 14, the Manchester United defender received a message on his Twitter account describing Cole as a "choc ice" - a term understood to mean someone black on the outside, but white on the inside.

He wrote back, saying: "I hear you fella! Choc ice is classic hahahahah!!"

Cole gave evidence on behalf of Terry in last month's high profile race trial.

England defender Terry was cleared of racially abusing Ferdinand's brother Anton during a game between Chelsea and QPR last October.

A statement from the Football Association said: "The commission decided that the comment was improper and brought the game into disrepute.

"In addition, the commission found that the breach included a reference to ethnic origin, colour or race.

"Ferdinand was fined £45,000 and warned as to his future conduct."
 
#5
Weird, isn't it? Throughout recent years "they" have been able to avoid being labelled racist, even when they've called us "honkies", etc but now thanks to Ferdinand and the like it's back in the news.

FFS, Chinese have been calling us "Gweilo" (white ghost) for years....I'm sure that those of us who can speak a bit of Chinese don't take offence to that or other expletives. Those of a certain persuasion call us "kaffir", but you don't hear us going on about it too much (or, to be honest, hear of them being arrested for racist comments).

Hopefully, this will end this stupid witch-hunt which started when Terry (allegedly) repeated what Ferdinand said to Terry.....something on the lines of "are you saying you are a ******* ***** *******?"
 
#7
Bit like calling free speech a dinosaur I guess.
 
#8
Weird, isn't it? Throughout recent years "they" have been able to avoid being labelled racist, even when they've called us "honkies", etc but now thanks to Ferdinand and the like it's back in the news.

FFS, Chinese have been calling us "Gweilo" (white ghost) for years....I'm sure that those of us who can speak a bit of Chinese don't take offence to that or other expletives. Those of a certain persuasion call us "kaffir", but you don't hear us going on about it too much (or, to be honest, hear of them being arrested for racist comments).

Hopefully, this will end this stupid witch-hunt which started when Terry (allegedly) repeated what Ferdinand said to Terry.....something on the lines of "are you saying you are a ******* ***** *******?"
You're right but if someone calls me a Rosbif then it's war!
 
#12
So where is his 8 game ban then ^~
Why,He commented on an ambiguous 'racist' remark on Twitter,didn't actually make a racist remark,unlike Terry,who was reported by a member of the public,and not Anton Ferdinand,which is conveniently forgotten,by a lot of 'knockers' on here.

Terry,will be a racist,ad infinitum,regardless of how many expensive mouthpieces he employs,Rio's problem is,he just stupid!
 
#13
Why,He commented on an ambiguous 'racist' remark on Twitter,didn't actually make a racist remark,unlike Terry,who was reported by a member of the public,and not Anton Ferdinand,which is conveniently forgotten,by a lot of 'knockers' on here.

Terry,will be a racist,ad infinitum,regardless of how many expensive mouthpieces he employs,Rio's problem is,he just stupid!
Next time comment with knowledge ^~
 
#15
So be very careful what you say/write/think; if a third party takes offence, you could go to gaol, and if found not guilty, be found guilty by another body. Welcome to the world of free speech and thought crime.

Why don't the FA fine the players by the month? Very naughty, two month's pay, etc.
 
#16
I thought the Rio Ferdinand was a railway company in the South West United States. Why have they been fined for selling choc ices?

i do wish I could keep up!
 
#17
The only conclusion that I can draw from this is that, if you're a professional footballer, you shouldn't talk to anybody, do anything with anybody, read anything, watch anything or go anywhere. Just play football and earn your million squid a year and smile happily at everybody.
 

Similar threads

New Posts

Latest Threads

Top