Footballer Robert Huth has been suspended for two matches by the FA following a controversy after he engaged with a Twitter account asking followers to guess whether women had penises or not.
The Stoke City defender could face action after he took part in ‘cock or no cock’, a ‘game’ in which a Twitter account posts cropped explicit images of women and invites users to guess whether the women have penises or vaginas.
The account then posts the uncensored explicit images, claiming: “This sorts the men from the ladyboys”.
The FA announced today that Huth would be banned for two batches over several tweets he sent to the account.
Robert Huth will serve a two-match suspension after he admitted breaching rules in relation to social media comments https://t.co/fxau1rrrPi
— The FA (@FA) January 30, 2015
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In a statement sent to PinkNews, the FA said: “Stoke City’s Robert Huth has been charged for misconduct in relation to comments posted on social media.”
“It is alleged the comments were indecent and/or improper and/or brought the game into disrepute, contrary to FA Rule E3(1).
“It is further alleged that this breach of Rule E3(1) is an “Aggravated Breach” as defined in Rule E3(2), as it included a reference to gender and/or gender reassignment.”
Huth has until 6pm on 21 January 2015 to respond to the charge.
The 30-year-old German footballer, who previously played for Chelsea, apologised after played several rounds of the game, responding “cock”, “no cock”, “nein cock” and “its a schlong”
He has faced a backlash from trans activists online after taking part in the game.
One user wrote: It is clear that @stokecity cannot allow @robert_huth to continue his transphobic adventures on #CONC. Club being put into disrepute.”