FA charges Ravel Morrison on anti-gay tweet
New West Ham player Ravel Morrison has been charged by the FA after a tweet appearing on his account earlier this month included a gay slur.
The teenage midfielder was signed to the club on 31 January for three and a half years but is yet to make an appearance on the pitch after the violently-worded message.
The message on 19-year-old Morrison’s account reportedly read: “Crack head? Go suck out u little faggot your a guy that talks if u see me you try slap me I’m in manchester every week.”
He is alleged to have been responding to a racist tweet directed at him which said he was addicted to crack.
The FA said: “West Ham United’s Ravel Morrison has been charged under FA Rule E3 for use of abusive and/or insulting words including a reference to a person’s sexual orientation.
“Morrison has until 4pm on 17 February 2012 to respond to the charge.”
In early 2011, Morrison was ordered to pay £1,445 in costs and compensation after admitting two counts of witness intimidation.
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