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Chopra fined £10k for slamming Blackpool training

ESPN staff
January 7, 2014
Michael Chopra has yet to score for Blackpool © Getty Images

Blackpool have fined striker Michael Chopra over £10,000 after he hit out at the club's training schedule in an expletive-ridden post on Twitter.

Chopra, 30, has also been warned of his future conduct as he hit out at an apparent lack of organisation having been called in with a handful of other players for extra training with Blackpool's fitness coach.

The tweet - which Chopra has since deleted - read: "****** joke this come in training only 6 ****** players here then find out the fitness coach taken the football session #joke".

A statement from the club read: "Chopra was one of a number of players asked to report to training as normal for extra work with the fitness coach.

"Both the manager and chairman are aware and disappointed with his tweet.

"The player, who has the right to appeal, has since apologised for the tweet and removed the contents from his account.

"The manager has requested that the fine levied against Chopra, which equates to more than £10,000, be donated to the club's Community Trust."

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