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FA charge for Babel

LIVERPOOL forward Ryan Babel has been charged with improper conduct by the English FA for posting a picture of referee Howard Webb on Twitter.

The Holland international sent out a mocked-up picture of the World Cup final referee wearing a Manchester United shirt following his side's 1-0 FA Cup third-round defeat at Old Trafford on Sunday.

The 24-year-old later added: "My apology if they take my posted pic seriously. This is just an emotional reaction after losing an important game.

"Sorry Howard Webb."

The apology has not been enough however to prevent a charge from the FA.

Irish Independent