// IP Marketing video - START// IP Marketing video - END

Rio Ferdinand fined £45,000 for ‘choc ice’ tweets

Rio Ferdinand fined £45,000 for ‘choc ice’ tweets

PanARMENIAN.Net - Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand has been found guilty of improper conduct and fined £45,000 by the Football Association for comments on Twitter, BBC News reported.

An independent commission concluded Ferdinand's response to a tweet describing Chelsea's Ashley Cole as a "choc ice" did not make him a racist.

But it was ruled the centre-half had brought the game into disrepute.

"The commission found that the breach included a reference to ethnic origin, colour or race," read an FA statement.

Ferdinand was also warned as to his future conduct. Manchester United have decided not to appeal against the decision.

The United defender tweeted: "I hear you fella! Choc ice is classic hahahahahaha!!" in response to a message from @carltonEbanks which stated: "Looks like Ashley Cole's going to be their choc ice. Then again he's always been a sell out. Shame on him."

The term relates to the black and white nature of a choc ice and can imply someone is being black on the outside and white on the inside,

 Top stories
Jose Mourinho's second game in charge of Manchester United brought his first defeat as his team lost 4-1 to Borussia Dortmund.
In the history of independent Armenia, the country will for the first time have 33 athletes in one of the most anticipated sports event.
Mata wants to return to pre-season training and start afresh after the disappointment of missing out on Euro 2016 with Spain.
The Armenian team thus won the opportunity to participate in the qualifying campaign of the European Championship finals.
Partner news