A footballer for British club Liverpool is facing disciplinary action from the Football Association over a tweet where he criticised a referee.
Ryan Babel posted a picture of Howard Webb with a Manchester United shirt photoshopped onto him after Manchester beat Liverpool in a game where Man U was awarded a penalty. The Football Association are now charging Babel with improper conduct.
He is the first footballer to be charged over a tweet, though the most famous case of a tweet landing someone in hot water came last year where Brit Paul Chambers was fined £3000 for threatening to “blow up” Nottingham Robin Hood airport.
The footballer is going down like a hero though, tweeting till the end, see the screengrab above. And gathering a lot of support on Twitter.
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