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Twit Rio banned and fined for ‘sket’ comment

TWITTER TWIT: Ferdinand (PA)

RIO FERDINAND is living to regret referring to promiscuous women by the term “sket” on social media after the Football Association banned him for three games and slapped on an additional £25,000 fine.

The 35-year-old Queens Park Rangers defender will now miss key clashes against Chelsea, Manchester City and Newcastle in the Premier League as the Hoops seek to avoid relegation from the top flight.

The punishment relates to Ferdinand writing “sket” on his official Twitter account in remarks made in response to another Twitter user, who suggested QPR need a new centre-back – an insult aimed at Ferdinand.

In reply, Ferdinand said: “Get ya mum in, plays the field well son! #sket.”

The former England and Manchester United player is a member of the FA’s commission looking at how to improve English football.

Ferdinand’s latest ban is short compared to a previous FA suspension in 2003 when he was prohibited from playing for eight months for missing a drugs test as a United player.

QPR boss Harry Redknapp will be fuming about not having the services of the experienced defender for the next three tough fixtures and said he had “no inkling” that Ferdinand would be banned.

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