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Ferdinand hits Twitter trouble again

CHARGED: Rio Ferdinand

RIO FERDINAND has received his second Football Association charge in relation to a post on social media website Twitter, two years after calling Ashley Cole a 'choc ice'.

The new charge relates to Ferdinand replying 'get ya mum in, plays the field well son! #sket' in response to a presumed Manchester United fan suggesting Queens Park Rangers should sign a better defender than him.

A statement on the FA website said: “It is alleged the comment posted on his Twitter account was abusive and/or indecent and/or insulting and/or improper. It is further alleged that this breach is aggrevated pursuant to FA Rule E3(2) as it included a reference to gender.”

When found guilty regarding the Cole incident, the QPR defender was fined £45,00. He has until Tuesday (October 21) to respond to this latest charge.

The situation holds further embarrassment for the FA as Ferdinand is a member of Greg Dyke's England commission.

Questions will be raised about the Association's guidelines for sanctions, as no action was taken against Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore over his potentially sexist emails.

While neither Malky Mackay or Iain Moody have yet been charged after accusations of sending and/or receiving communication of a sexist, homophobic and racist nature while the pair were at the helm at Cardiff City.

If found guilty, the former England international Ferdiannd is likely to get a more substantial punishment as it will be deemed as a second offence.

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