West Ham youngster Morrison fined 7k by FA over homophobic tweet
West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison has been fined 7,000 by the FA in response to a homophobic remark made on Twitter.
Morrison, who completed an undisclosed switch to Upton Park from Manchester United at the end of January, is reported to have made the comment in response to another Twitter user.
The 19-year-old was also warned as to his future conduct by the FA after he admitted a charge of using abusive and/or insulting words including a reference to a person's sexual orientation.
Charged: Ravel Morrison is yet to play for his new club West Ham
Morrison was charged by the FA last Wednesday and quickly admitted his actions ahead of today's punishment, for which he requested a non-personal hearing.
An FA statement read: 'West Ham United's Ravel Morrison has been fined 7,000 and warned as to his future conduct after he admitted a charge of using abusive and/or insulting words including a reference to a person's sexual orientation.
'The charge was in relation to comments Morrison made on Twitter.'
Twitter storm: Morrison has given explanation to the FA for his tweet
Morrison, who is yet to make his
Hammers debut, has not enjoyed the smoothest of starts to his career
with the npower Championship club having also been involved in various
off-field controversies while at Old Trafford.
Manchester United allowed the
teenager to leave despite him being rated as one of the finest prospects
to come out of the club in recent years.