Saturday 21 April 2018

Gray handed four-game ban for homophobic tweets

Burnley striker Andre Gray Picture: PA
Burnley striker Andre Gray Picture: PA

Jamie Holland

Burnley striker Andre Gray has been banned for four matches for homophobic comments he made on social media in 2012.

The FA said in a statement last night that Gray had also been fined £25,000 and warned about his future conduct.

The 25-year-old had requested a personal hearing but was found guilty of six aggravated breaches of FA rules regarding comments deemed to be "abusive and/or insulting and/or improper and/or bringing the game into disrepute".

The breaches also included a reference to "sexual orientation and/or gender and/or colour and/or race," the FA said.

Gray apologised immediately after his comments came to light, saying he was at a very different point in his life four years ago.

Irish Independent

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