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Brighton report homophobic abuse from rival fans to FA – list of alleged chants including from Colin Kazim-Richards

REVEALED: The shocking list of alleged homophobic abuse suffered by Brighton supporters… including from one of their former players

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Date
Fixture
Examples of alleged chants reported
GFSN comments
August 14, 2012
Swindon Town (A)
'Town full of f*gg*ts.'
Other abuse heard too.
Letter sent from BHASC to Swindon Town FC.
Response received from club who said that they would be vigilante and apologised.
August 18, 2012
Hull City (A)
'We can see you holding hands' and others.

Player rubs his hands up and down several times over his backside whilst standing in front of, but with his back to, Brighton fans.
Spoke to senior steward after match.
Letter sent to club.
Club’s stewards take action during game.
Hull City FC defended its player saying he had done nothing wrong.
August 21, 2012
Cardiff City (H)
Nothing audible
n/a
August 25, 2012
Barnsley (H)
Nothing audible
n/a
September 1, 2012
Burnley (A)

Home fans used many derogatory words. So bad that BBC Sussex radio had to turn off a microphone and apologise several times on air for the language being used around them.

No action was taken.
September 14, 2012
Sheffield Wednesday (H)
Nothing audible
n/a
September 18, 2012
Watford (A)
Nothing audible
n/a
September 22, 2012
Millwall (A)
Multiple, persistent chants heard.
No action was taken this season.
BHASC corresponded with Millwall in 2011 & 2012 season and have trusted them to work away at the problem.
September 29, 2012
Birmingham (H)
Nothing audible
n/a
October 2, 2012
Ipswich Town (H)
Nothing audible
n/a
October 6, 2012
Derby County (A)
Nothing audible
n/a
October 20, 2012
Middlesbrough (H)
Nothing audible
n/a
October 23, 2012
Leicester City (A)
A variety of chants including 'We can see you holding hands'.
BHASC has reported to Leicester City FC in the past who didn’t accept that it was anything but 'banter'. With this mind set BHASC didn’t see that we could achieve anything else at this time.
October 27, 2012
Blackpool (A)
Nothing audible
n/a
November 2, 2012
Leeds United (H)
Several different chants
BHASC is comfortable that Brighton & Hove Albion FC has adequate procedures to take action if deemed appropriate. Fans have historically been ejected and on sometimes even prevented from going in if they make such comments.
November 6, 2012
Peterborough (H)
Nothing audible
n/a
November 17, 2012
Huddersfield Town (A)
'We can see you holding hands'
'You're just a town full of f*gg*ts'
Spoke to police at game and letter sent to club.
Club responded apologising and explaining actions of stewards in preventing abuse spreading
November 24, 2012
Bolton Wanderers (H)
'We can see you holding hands'
'You’re just a town full of b*****s'
'We always sh*g girls'

Email sent to Bolton who responded.
November 27, 2012
Bristol City (H)
Nothing audible
n/a
December 1, 2012
Crystal Palace (A)
'Palace 5, Brighton 0, Brighton take it up the b*m'

'We can see you holding hands.'
Complaint to stewards and letter sent to club.

No action taken at the time by the stewards, but Senior Steward reprimanded by CPFC for failing to take action.
December 8, 2012
Charlton Athletic (A)
'We can see you holding hands.'
Chants were sporadic and did not spread possibly due to actions of stewards.
16 December 2012
Nottingham Forest (H)
Nothing audible
n/a
December 18, 2012
Millwall (H)
Several individual incidents reported after the game. A father and son pair of Brighton fans were walking away from the ground and the father was asked 'Do you pass him round'
BHASC is comfortable that Brighton & Hove Albion FC has adequate procedures to take action if deemed appropriate. Fans have historically been ejected and on sometimes even prevented from going in if they make such comments.
December 29, 2012
Watford (H)
Sporadic chanting reported
BHASC is comfortable that Brighton & Hove Albion FC has adequate procedures to take action if deemed appropriate. Fans have historically been ejected and on sometimes even prevented from going in if they make such comments.
January 1, 2013
Ipswich Town (A)
Nothing audible
n/a
January 5, 2013
Newcastle United (H)
Sporadic homophobic chanting reported
Stewards took action to prevent chants being spread.
January 12, 2013
Derby County (H)
Nothing audible
n/a
January 19, 2013
Birmingham City (A)
'Does your boyfriend know you're here'
'Go home you qayers'
'Up your a*** m’lord, up your a***'

Incidents were reported to Birmingham City FC.
January 22, 2013
Blackburn Rovers (A)
'Soft Southern poofters'
Two fans attacked outside the ground.
n/a
January 26, 2013
Arsenal (H)
'Does your boyfriend know you're here'
'We can see you holding hands'
BHASC is comfortable that Brighton & Hove Albion FC has adequate procedures to take action if deemed appropriate. Fans have historically been ejected and on sometimes even prevented from going in if they make such comments
February 2, 2013
Sheffield Wednesday (A)
'We can see you holding hands'
'Does your boyfriend know you're here'
'Town full of f*gg*ts'
'Up your a***, up your a***, if you’re not a f****** w***** you’re a gayer'
Complaint made to stewards. BHASC understands that stewards may have taken action to prevent the chants spreading.
February 9, 2013
Hull City (H)
Local paper reported that three Hull fans were arrested for homophobic comments made after the match.

Two of those arrested were cautioned.
February 12, 2013
Blackburn Rovers (H)
Homophobic gestures from Blackburn player, alleged to be Colin Kazim-Richards
Investigations by the Sussex County Police and The FA.February 19, 2013
Cardiff City (A)
Nothing audible
n/a
February 23, 2013
Burnley (H)
Nothing audible
n/a
March 2, 2013
Huddersfield Town (H)
Nothing audible
n/a
March 5, 2013
Bristol City (A)
'We can see you holding hands'
'You’re just a town full of f*gg*ts'
'What’s it like to suck a c***'
'We drink cider, you suck c***'
'The referee’s a gay boy'
'Gay and you know you are'
Incidents not reported.
March 9, 2013
Bolton Wanderers (A)
'We can see you holding hands'
'Do you take it up the a***'
'Gay and you know you are'
This was reported to previous contact at Bolton by email. A response has not been forthcoming to date.
March 12, 2013
Barnsley (A)
Nothing audible
Barnsley demonstrated to BHASC procedures of stewards and how they deal with any instances of reported abuse.
March 17, 2013
Crystal Palace (H)
'You’re queer and you know you are'
'We can see you holding hands'
BHASC is comfortable that Brighton & Hove Albion FC has adequate procedures to take action if deemed appropriate. Fans have historically been ejected and on sometimes even prevented from going in if they make such comments.
March 30, 2013
Nottingham Forest (A)
'Does your boyfriend know you’re here'
'You only sing when you’re b***ing'
'Have you ever sh*gg*d a girl'
'We can see you holding hands'
And shouts of ‘f*gg*ts’, ‘gay’ and ‘n*nce’ with limp-wristed gestures
Brighton supporters reported incidents to the police and stewards. The stadium safety officer assured GFSN before the game that a zero-tolerance policy was in place and the stewards would take any appropriate action necessary.

Liverpool youngster Suso fined 10,000 by FA for homophobic Twitter outburst

It was just banter! Enrique unhappy with FA after they fined Liverpool teammate Suso 10,000 for a homophobic Tweet

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UPDATED:

19:49 GMT, 18 December 2012

Liverpool defender Jose Enrique jumped to the defence of teammate Suso after the FA fined the youngster 10,000 for a homophobic Tweet.

The 19-year-old Spaniard sparked
controversy with his reply to team-mate Jose Enrique, who had posted a
bizarre picture of himself getting his teeth whitened.

Suso tweeted: ‘What f*** is he doing This guy is gay… he does everything except play football.’

The Reds midfielder quickly realised he had made a poor error of judgement, deleted the tweet and made an apology.

But, after hearing of Suso's punishment, Enrique tweeted: 'Is amazing how fa can fine my friend @suso30fernandez for a banter thing. Was just a joke!!!'

jose enrique tweet

An FA statement read: ‘Following an
Independent Regulatory Commission hearing on Monday, Liverpool’s Jesus
Fernandez Saez (Suso) has been fined 10,000 and warned as to his future
conduct for a comment posted on Twitter.

‘The charge, which the player admitted
and requested a paper hearing, was that he acted in a way which was
improper and/or brought the game into disrepute in that the comment was
posted on his Twitter account and included a reference to a person/s
sexual orientation and/or disability.’

The teenager apologised on his Twitter page tonight, saying the 'unfortunate' comments were intended as a joke.

Liverpool's Suso tweet

Gaffe: Liverpool's Suso reply to Jose Enrique

'I'm very sorry if anyone has been offended by my comments about the photo of my team-mate Jose Enrique,' he wrote.

'It was only a joke between the two of us. I realise that my words were unfortunate and it was not my intention to offend anyone.

'I apologise again if anyone was offended.'

Suso’s gaffe follows Jen Chang leaving his post as media chief following the Twitter storm with spoof blogger ‘Duncan Jenkins’.

Liverpool were forced to apologise to
Jenkins, real name Sean Cummins, for the ‘inappropriate actions’ of
Chang, after they met in a Manchester restaurant.

Chang wrongly believed inside information used by Cummins on Twitter had been fed to him by an Anfield mole.

The fan then alleged in a blog that Chang made a series of threats to him, which included revoking his shared season ticket.

Team mates: Suso (left) and Jose Enrique (right)

Team mates: Suso (left) and Jose Enrique (right)

Suso has become an increasingly important member of the Reds' first-team and has made 13 appearances so far this season.

The attacking midfielder moved to Anfield from hometown club Cadiz in 2010 and signed a new long-term contract in October.

Twitter storm with spoof blogger 'Duncan Jenkins'.

The
club were forced to apologise to Jenkins, real name Sean Cummins, for
the 'inappropriate actions' of Chang, after they met in a Manchester
restaurant.

Chang wrongly believed inside information used by Cummins on Twitter had been fed to him by an Anfield mole.

The fan then alleged in a blog that Chang made a series of threats to him, which included revoking his shared season ticket

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Mark Clattenburg racism row: Official wants to carry on refereeing during FA probe and Scott Ledger precedent allows it

Clattenburg wants to carry on refereeing during FA probe… And linesman precedent allows it

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UPDATED:

10:39 GMT, 2 November 2012

Mark Clattenburg intends to continue refereeing throughout the FA and police investigation into allegations he directed a racist comment at John Mikel Obi – and a precedent exists that will allow him to do so.

The under-fire official could cite the case of Scott Ledger, the linesman investigated last season over alleged homophobic remarks, in order to continue refereeing.

Sportsmail has learnt that Clattenburg is keen to take the field again as soon as possible and has confided as much to friends.

Eye of the storm: John Obi Mikel (R) of Chelsea talks to referee Mark Clattenburg as team-mate Juan Mata looks on during last Sunday's clash between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge

Eye of the storm: John Obi Mikel (R) of Chelsea talks to referee Mark Clattenburg as team-mate Juan Mata looks on during last Sunday's clash between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea have formally accused the
official of racially abusing Mikel during Sunday’s 3-2 defeat
by Manchester United, but the Arsenal boss said he would prefer to see
such matters dealt with internally. Clattenburg is also facing a police
investigation after a formal complaint was made by the Society of Black
Lawyers.

Despite being omitted from the list of officials on duty for this weekend’s fixtures, the 37-year-old has not been suspended by the Professional Game Match Officials Ltd (PGMOL).

There are fears about the spotlight that would accompany Clattenburg’s next refereeing appointment, but no decision has yet been made as to whether the Clattenburg will be considered for duty next weekend.

Official complaint: Chelsea have accused Clattenburg (above) of using racist language during Sunday's match

Official complaint: Chelsea have accused Clattenburg (above) of using racist language during Sunday's match

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Fans' banter: United fans hoist a banner at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday. Chelsea fans have a famous banner which reads: John Terry: Captain. Leader. Legend

Fans' banter: United fans hoist a banner at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday. Chelsea fans have a famous banner which reads: John Terry: Captain. Leader. Legend

However, the PGMOL’s decision to allow Ledger to continue in his role as assistant referee while under investigation last season offers a potential precedent.

Ledger continued to be selected for top flight fixtures after being reported by an official in the Barnsley Referees’ Association, for allegedly making homophobic comments during a game involving teenage boys. Ledger was found to have no case to answer.

CASE STUDY: SCOTT LEDGER

Linesman Scott Ledger

Ledger was accused in March of making homophobic remarks during a game involving teenage boys.

He was reported to the Sheffield and Hallamshire Football Association by
an official in the Barnsley Referees’ Association following alleged
comments made during and after a fixture between Barnsley and Rotherham
Referees’ Association in February.

The five-a-side game is understood to have involved 15 and 16-year-old
boys and the allegation is that homophobic remarks were directed at
those participants.

Ledger (right) was investigated by the FA and found to have no case to answer.
He was not suspended and continued to officiate throught the
investigation

South Yorkshire official Ledger, who has risen to Premier League level
following a career in the Army, was appointed to the Football League
list of assistant referees in June 2007.

He has since progressed to the elite group of officials and was
appointed as assistant referee for the Community Shield clash between
Manchester United and Manchester City at Wembley in August 2011.

Alan Pardew warns Nile Ranger to clean up his act

Sort your act out! Pardew tells bad boy Ranger he's heading for the scrapheap

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UPDATED:

10:03 GMT, 17 October 2012

Bad boy: Ranger arrives at Newcastle Crown Court earlier this week

Bad boy: Ranger arrives at Newcastle Crown Court earlier this week

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has revealed his immense frustration at the attitude of young striker Nile Ranger.

Ranger this week was given a 12-month conditional discharge after admitting assaulting two police officers last year.

The conviction is not Ranger's first. He was sentenced to 11 weeks in a young offenders institute in 2006 and was given a six-month conditional discharge in March of this year – the same month in which he was fined by the FA for making homophobic comments on Twitter.

Last season Ranger – who made 58 appearances for the club between 2009 and 2011 – was shipped out on loan to Barnsley and Sheffield Wednesday having lost his place in the first-team, and Pardew revealed that the 21-year-old has been out of favour because of his consistent lateness.

'I think I’ve been fair with him,' Pardew, who gave Ranger 18 first-team chances in his first season in charge, told the Newcastle Chronicle.

False dawn: Ranger had impressed when breaking into the first-team in 2009

False dawn: Ranger had impressed when breaking into the first-team in 2009

'This guy is late so often, it is unbelievable. He’s still at this football club and we’re still trying to do something with him.

'But he will still not get back in the team unless he has a period of six weeks where he isn’t late.

'I don’t think it is going to happen.

'It is important, I’m not going to let him train with my first team because he is letting the other players down.'

Asked if he thought Ranger would ever clean his act up, Pardew responded: 'For Nile That’s up to him.'

Not impressed: Pardew has challenged Ranger to improve his punctuality

Not impressed: Pardew has challenged Ranger to improve his punctuality

Pardew went on to reveal that the reason for Ranger not being sent out on loan this season is that no clubs have shown an interest in him.

Pardew said: 'The bottom line is we haven’t got four or five clubs queuing up (to take him).

'In fact we haven’t got one club queuing up for him.

'That should be alarm bells in his head to get his act in order.

'But maybe he doesn’t want to be a footballer.'

London 2012: Team GB captain Dai Greene in hot water over "gay" Twitter jibe

Team GB captain Greene in hot water over 'gay' Twitter jibe

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UPDATED:

21:55 GMT, 14 July 2012

Dai Greene, the British athletics team
captain for London 2012, is to be investigated by Britain's Olympic
bosses after using language on Twitter that could be construed as
homophobic.

Greene, the 400m hurdles world
champion who has 22,500 followers on Twitter, used the word 'gayest' in
an exchange with fellow runner Martyn Rooney before apparently realising
his error and hastily deleting the post.

Trouble: Captain Dai Greene

Trouble: Captain Dai Greene

The British Olympic Association are looking into Greene's choice of language.

BOA communications chief Darryl Seibel said: 'We do not condone the use of language that could be seen as offensive or derogatory. We expect more from members of Team GB, particularly an athlete who has been chosen as captain of his squad. We will be reminding all Team GB members of the importance of using appropriate language in forums such as Twitter.

'Dai is a world-class athlete and we know he will do a great job representing Team GB this summer.'

Greene's tweet appeared to fall short of standards spelled out to the 542-strong British team in a charter drawn up by Sir Clive Woodward, the BOA director of sport.

Woodward's 15 'bare minimum standards' for members of Team GB include 'responsible' use of social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook.

Brazil slur not my fault, says Jerome Valcke – Charles Sale

Brazil slur not my fault, says Valcke

Jerome Valcke, FIFA's secretary general, is going ahead with his trip to Brazil on Monday, despite the international incident caused by his incendiary comments over the country's lack of preparation for the 2014 World Cup.

Valcke made his unprompted 'kick up the backside' remarks at the International FA Board summit last weekend, provoking a furious Brazilian government to complain to FIFA president Sepp Blatter and threatening never to work with Valcke again.

This was followed by Valcke writing an extraordinary letter of apology to Aldo Rebelo, Brazil's minister of sport, blaming a 'misinterpretation in the translation of my words' from French to Portuguese, adding: 'I regret the negative repercussion in the media.'

Lost in translation: Valcke has tried to distance himself from recent quotes

Lost in translation: Valcke has tried to distance himself from recent quotes

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Yet Valcke was speaking in fluent English to reporters over his concerns at Brazil's lack of readiness, following a Sports Agenda question about FIFA relationships with odious Brazil football overlord Ricardo Teixeira.

Such was Valcke's intent to convey his worries over the chaos in Brazil, he carried on talking after FIFA spin doctors wanted to end the interview.

The 'kick up the backside' soundbite went down so badly in Brazil because of its slavery connotations in South America.

Scott Ledger is due to run the line at the Merseyside derby next Tuesday despite being the subject of an FA inquiry into allegations that he made homophobic remarks to a team of young officials during a referees association's five-a-side competition.

It has emerged that World Cup final referee Howard Webb was playing in the same team as Ledger.

Charlton co-owner Tony Jimenez has brought his conflict with his former Newcastle 'Cockney Mafia' colleague Dennis Wise into the open.

A spokesperson for the property developer described Wise's High Court writ to recover 616,000 allegedly owed by Jimenez from a French property investment as 'groundless'.

Blame it on Rio: There has been widespread outrage in Brazil

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The spokesperson, who claims Jimenez will be counter-suing over a Cyprus property deal and a Newcastle-related matter, said: 'He may be called Wise but this is a foolish claim and he's scored an own goal in launching it. This is a groundless claim which will be tackled head on in court, as will Tony's two claims against Dennis.'

The Wise camp have no knowledge of the Jimenez claims or what they can be about.

Mark brought to book

Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer looks like he has given up his battle to renovate his Sydney harbourside home, which was once owned by Australian novelist Christina Stead.

International literary figures including Jonathan Franzen and Fay Weldon campaigned against Schwarzer's plans for a three-car garage, swimming pool and glass pavilion at the heritage site he bought in 2009 – the inspiration for Stead's best known work, The Man who Loved Children.

The Victorian house is now up for sale for around 8million with no mention of planning permission for alterations.

Full house: Schwarzer's development plans have been put on hold

Full house: Schwarzer's development plans have been put on hold

Scots continue player hunt

Despite the conflict between the Home Nations over the Team GB football team at the Olympics, they are said to have had a surprisingly harmonious working relationship at the IFAB summit.

But Scotland won't be waiting for any consensus in their hunt for eligible players.

Scouts are being recruited across the UK and in the USA in a search that has already led to Scotland call-ups for Craig Mackail-Smith, Jamie Mackie, Matt Phillips, James Morrison and Phil Bardsley.

A spokesperson said: 'We're only catching up with what other countries are doing.'

Great Scot! Mackail-Smith has been called into the international ranks

Great Scot! Mackail-Smith has been called into the international ranks

Lording it up

Amid the toxic atmosphere around Lord's in the fall-out from the abandonment of the 400m Vision rebuilding programme, complaints have been voiced to MCC committee members about president Phillip Hodson's son Will being chosen to captain an MCC side on the tour of Thailand.

MCC say Will is an experienced club cricketer who had been on previous Lord's trips.

Grounds for concern: Ambitious plans to redevelop Lord's have been shelved

Grounds for concern: Ambitious plans to redevelop Lord's have been shelved

Rover and out

The lack of involvement of Blackburn owners Venky's is such they haven't been seen at a match since last November and they don't bother attending board meetings.

Premier League linesman in "homophobic" row – Charles Sale

Premier League linesman in 'homophobic' row

Campaign: The FA are cracking down on homophobia

Campaign: The FA are cracking down on homophobia

A Premier League linesman is the subject of serious homophobic complaints just after a Downing Street summit with PM David Cameron to combat anti-discrimination in football.

Scott Ledger, a 34-year-old assistant referee fast-tracked into the top flight, has been reported to the Sheffield & Hallamshire FA for allegedly making highly unacceptable comments to a team of youngsters aged between 15 and 16 during a five-a-side competition for South Yorkshire referees associations.

Ledger, who was playing for Rotherham in
the competition, is also alleged to have continued the homophobic abuse
against the young referees from Barnsley in the social gathering
afterwards.

The letter of complaint was sent by the Barnsley Referees Association to their regional FA who have informed their Wembley bosses .

The FA are cracking down on homophobia to the extent of handing out considerable fines for comments made on Twitter.

Manchester United's Federico Macheda has been docked 15,000, West Ham's Ravel Morrison 7,000, Newcastle's Nile Ranger 6,000 and Walsall's Manny Smith 1,200.

An FA spokesperson said: 'The FA are aware of a complaint made in relation to an alleged homophobic remark made by a participant and will be investigating.'

Lawyers benefit from England delay

The lawyers, as ever, will benefit from the long wait before the next England manager is named.

The FA intend to pursue a heavy-handed media strategy of threatening legal action over any unfounded and unchecked speculation about the appointment.

Instruction: Bernstein (left) 'advised' journalists to listen only to the Club England selection quartet

Instruction: Bernstein (left) 'advised' journalists to listen only to the Club England selection quartet

FA chairman David Bernstein 'strongly advised' journalists to listen only to the Club England selection quartet of himself, Alex Horne, Sir Trevor Brooking and Adrian Bevington and 'nobody else lacking in authority'.

Meanwhile the People, banned from FA Wembley matches for their disputed claim about Gareth Southgate being approached before Stuart Pearce for the interim role, did not print the demanded retraction last weekend.

Top QC voted on to Lord's committee

Top QC Robert Griffiths, who has led the opposition over MCC abandoning their 400million Vision rebuilding of Lord's, was yesterday voted on to the main committee.

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The election success of Griffiths has to be a resignation issue for chairman Oliver Stocken and treasurer Justin Dowley.

Especially as their strong supporter Peter Leaver, former chief executive of the Premier League, wasn't one of the four selected and Sir John Major resigned from the committee in protest at the manner of the Vision decision-making.

Griffiths said that Stocken and Dowley, as well as MCC president Phillip Hodson, should 'reflect on the significance of the result in terms of the governance of the club and Sir John's resignation'.

End of the 'Cockney Mafia'

A High court writ issued by Dennis Wise against Tony Jimenez signals the break-up of the close football relationship between the pair who were dubbed the 'Cockney Mafia' during their unpopular partnership at Newcastle.

Wise is claiming 616,000 in alleged monies owed from property developer Jimenez over an investment in French golf resort Les Bordes outside Paris.

Jimenez, in turn, is understood to be counter-suing over a property deal in Cyprus and an action connected to their time at Newcastle.

The influence of Jimenez and Wise on player recruitment during their time at Newcastle led to club icon Kevin Keegan quitting. Jimenez, now co-owner of League One leaders Charlton, had been widely expected to appoint Wise as manager at The Valley but did not.

There are conflicting views from the two camps as to whether Wise turned down the post or was overlooked.

Caretaker mops up

Such is the uncertainty at Chelsea, where everything happens at the whim of paymaster Roman Abramovich, that caretaker manager Roberto Di Matteo believed he was heading for the exit door along with Andre Villas-Boas the night before he was handed the interim position until the end of the season.

Federico Macheda fined 15,000 for Twitter comments

Homophobic tweets costs Macheda 15,000 as FA slap Man United striker with fine

Manchester United striker Federico Macheda has been fined 15,000 and warned about his future conduct after admitting making homophobic comments on Twitter.

The 20-year-old Italian, who is on loan at Queens Park Rangers, was charged by the Football Association last month along with Newcastle forward Nile Ranger and Walsall's Manny Smith.

Fine: On-loan QPR striker has been hit with a 15,000 sanction from the FA over his Twitter comments

Fine: On-loan QPR striker has been hit with a 15,000 sanction from the FA over his Twitter comments

An FA statement read: 'Federico
Macheda has been fined 15,000 and warned as to his future conduct after
the Manchester United player admitted use of an abusive and/or
insulting word including a reference to a person's sexual orientation.

'Macheda had requested a personal hearing in relation to the charge for comments he made on Twitter.'

Ranger and Smith were last Thursday
fined 6,000 and 1,200 respectively and also handed a warning by the FA
after admitting making homophobic comments on Twitter.

West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison was also recently 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.

Newcastle"s Ranger and Walsall"s Smith fined by FA for homophobic Twitter comments

Newcastle's Ranger and Walsall's Smith fined by FA for homophobic Twitter comments

Newcastle forward Nile Ranger and Walsall's Manny Smith have been fined 6,000 and 1,200 respectively and warned as to their future conduct after admitting making homophobic comments on Twitter.

The pair were charged by the Football Association on Monday along with Manchester United striker Federico Macheda. All three were accused of acting in a way which was 'improper and/or brought the game into disrepute', including 'a reference to a person's or persons' sexual orientation'.

Fine: Ranger

Fine: Ranger was warned about his future conduct

An FA statement read: 'Newcastle United's Nile Ranger and Walsall's Manny Smith have been fined 6,000 and 1,200 respectively and both warned as to their future conduct after each admitting a charge of using abusive and/or insulting words including a reference to a person's sexual orientation.

'The charges relate to Twitter comments and both players requested a paper hearing.'

No details of the case involving Macheda, currently on loan at QPR, were confirmed.

West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison was last week 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.

Ravel Morrison to explain homophobic tweet to West Ham

Morrison told to explain homophobic tweet to West Ham staff

Ravel Morrison will be hauled in front of senior West Ham staff on Thursday to explain the homophobic comments he made on Twitter.

Morrison had a day off on Wednesday so will be asked to explain his comments to non-football personnel, including club secretary Andrew Pincher, on Thursday.

Controversy: New West Ham player Morrison has sparked outrage with an offensive tweet

Controversy: New West Ham player Morrison has sparked outrage with an offensive tweet

The FA have written to the
19-year-old, who has yet to play for West Ham following his 650,000
move from Manchester United, asking for his ‘observations’ on the
matter. Morrison has until Monday to respond.

The midfielder has deleted the offending tweet, but still faces an FA charge.

Announcing himself: Ravel Morrison left Manchester United for West Ham on deadline day

Announcing himself: Ravel Morrison left Manchester United for West Ham on deadline day

The FA’s guidelines on social
networking, published earlier this year, state: ‘Any comments which are
deemed improper, bring the game into disrepute, or are threatening,
abusive, indecent or insulting may lead to disciplinary action.

‘Comments which are personal in
nature or could be construed as offensive, use foul language or contain
direct or indirect threats aimed at other participants are likely to be
considered improper.’