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Suso handed £10k fine for tweet

ESPN staff
December 18, 2012
Suso sent an inappropriate reply to team-mate Jose Enrique on Twitter © Getty Images

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Liverpool attacking midfielder Suso has been fined £10,000 by the FA and warned about his future conduct for an inappropriate comment posted on Twitter.

The 19-year-old Spaniard found himself under investigation after using a derogatory word to describe a photo posted by team-mate Jose Enrique at the end of November.

"What f*** is he doing?" Suso tweeted after the Liverpool full-back posted a picture of himself during a teeth-whitening session. Before adding a derogatory word that caught the attention of the FA.

The tweet was quickly deleted and Suso issued an apology, but the FA felt compelled to act.

"Following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing yesterday [Monday 17 December 2012], Liverpool's Jesus Fernandez Saez (Suso) has been fined £10,000 and warned as to his future conduct for a comment posted on Twitter," the FA wrote on their website.

"The charge, which the player admitted and requested a paper hearing, was that he acted in a way which was improper and/or brought the game into disrepute in that the comment was posted on his Twitter account and included a reference to a person/s sexual orientation and/or disability."

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