Fulham midfielder charged for misconduct by FA for ‘sausage boy’ tweet
A Fulham midfielder has been charged by the Football Association (FA) after he sent a tweet calling another player a “sausage boy”.
The tweet, sent by Ryan Tunnicliffe, called Norwich City player Patrick Bamford the bizarre slur following Middlesboro’s defeat to Norwich City at Wembley.
It said: “Happy that Middlesbrough didn’t go up, just for the main fact that @Patrick_Bamford is a sausage boy.”
The FA has since announced that Tunnicliffe was charged with “aggravated misconduct by reference to sexual orientation.”
The 22-year-old has since deleted it from his account, but not before he was charged by the FA for the abuse.
Tunnicliffe now has until 11 June to respond to the charge.