'Baffled' Rio Ferdinand Risks Further Football Association Action

Queens Park Rangers defender Rio Ferdinand, who was suspended for three games, endorsed a tweet which accused the Football Association of double standards in giving him a ban.

updated: November 01, 2014 09:42 IST
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London: Rio Ferdinand risked putting himself on a fresh collision course with the Football Association on Friday after apparently endorsing a tweet which accused the governing body of double standards in giving him a three-match ban.

The Queens Park Rangers defender was suspended for three games and fined £25,000 ($40,000, 31,800 euros) by the Football Association on Wednesday for referring to the mother of another Twitter user as a 'sket', a derogatory slang term for a promiscuous woman.

However, a tweet from the account @flowingmindset sent on Friday accused the FA of a "double standard" in its treatment of Ferdinand compared to its handling of a text message exchange between former Cardiff manager Malky Mackay and the club's former head of recruitment Iain Moody which contained racist and sexist terms, and also its treatment of a disciplinary case involving former senior referee David Elleray.

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