Rio Ferdinand's Twitter Comment Infuriates Football Association

Although the exact comment that landed him in trouble is not known, reports suggest veteran England footballer Rio Ferdinand had insulted the mother of a fellow Twitter user.

updated: October 15, 2014 10:30 IST
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A Twitter user felt QPR needs a better centre-back which infuriated Rio Ferdinand.


London: Queens Park Rangers defender Rio Ferdinand has been charged with misconduct over a comment he made on Twitter, the Football Association announced on Tuesday. (Complete coverage of EPL action)

The FA did not identify the posting in question, but reports suggested it concerned a tweet in which Ferdinand had referred to the mother of another Twitter user as a "sket" -- a derogatory slang term for a promiscuous woman.

"Queens Park Rangers defender Rio Ferdinand has been charged by The FA for misconduct in relation to a comment he made via social media," the FA said in a statement on its website.

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