Date:Tuesday July 24 2012
At a time when racism in football has been at the front of people`s minds, players should have been a lot more careful in what they say in public forums, as even the most innocuous comment will be scrutinised.
Despite the high profile cases of Luis Suarez and John Terry, both Rio Ferdinand and our own Emmanuel Frimpong have made (or retweeted) ill-advised comments on the social networking sites.
Frimpong was quite rightly angered by a Tottenham fan tweeting him stating he was praying the Arsenal midfielder would break both his arms and legs, yet despite common sense dictating he should just be ignored and blocked, Frimmers decided instead to respond by calling him "Scum Yid".
A tweet for which he has been charged by the FA for "improper conduct".
An FA statement read: 'Arsenal's Emmanuel Frimpong has been charged under FA Rule E3 for improper conduct in relation to recent comments made on Twitter.
'The allegation is that Frimpong posted comments amounting to improper conduct and/or which brought the game into disrepute, which included a reference to ethnic origin, faith or race.
'The player has until 4pm on 27 July 2012 to respond to the charge.''
Whilst much could be made of the term "yid" as the Tottenham fans have taken to referring to themselves as the "Yid Army", Frimpong has no excuse, and should be held accountable for his actions.
Hopefully it`s something Frimpong can learn from and tone down his Twitter comments somewhat.
Date:Tuesday July 24 2012
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