Tuesday 17 January 2017

Fulham ace banned over offensive tweet

Published 17/06/2015 | 02:30

Fulham's Ryan Tunnicliffe suspended for offensive tweet
Fulham's Ryan Tunnicliffe suspended for offensive tweet

Fulham midfielder Ryan Tunnicliffe has been suspended for two games and fined for tweeting an offensive message about Patrick Bamford's sexuality.

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The 22-year-old, who admitted a FA charge of "aggravated misconduct by reference to sexual orientation", will miss the first two games of the new season while paying a fine of £5,000.

Tunnicliffe published a tweet containing a homophobic slur about Chelsea striker Bamford following Middlesbrough's promotion final play-off defeat to Norwich in May. Bamford was on loan with Boro last season.

The FA said Tunnicliffe, a former Manchester United youth team player, would also attend a mandatory education course.

Irish Independent

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