Liverpool’s Suso has been fined £10,000 by the Football Association for calling teammate Jose Enrique “gay” after the player tweeted a photo of Enrique having his teeth whitened.
The 19-year-old has also been warned about his future conduct.
The FA said in a statement: “Following an independent regulatory commission hearing yesterday (Monday 17 December), 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 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.”
The incident with Suso came on the same day that former England international Gareth Southgate claimed English players were ready to accept openly gay footballers in the dressing room.