Pic: This seems to be the tweet that earned Rio Ferdinand an FA misconduct charge 7 years ago

Pic: This seems to be the tweet that earned Rio Ferdinand an FA misconduct charge

The FA announced this evening that the QPR defender has been charged for misconduct in relation to a comment he made on Twitter at the beginning of last month.

The FA released a statement which read: “Queens Park Rangers defender Rio Ferdinand has been charged by The FA for misconduct in relation to a comment he made via social media.

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“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 aggravated pursuant to FA Rule E3(2) as it included a reference to gender.

“The player has until Tuesday 21 October 2014 to respond to the charge.”

The offending tweet in question appears to be one that was sent in response to another Twitter user, who appeared to be slagging the former Manchester United defender by saying that QPR could do with signing another centre back.

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Ferdinand’s response included the slang term ‘sket’, which, according to Collins’ Dictionary, refers to a 'promiscuous woman or girl'.

It’s not the first time that Ferdinand has landed himself in hot water for his use of language on Twitter and he should find out about the consequences of his actions and whether he’ll face any disciplinary action later this month.