Footballer Fined For Homophobic Tweet
Leicester City footballer Michael Ball has been fined £6,000 for sending homophobic tweets to Coronation Street actor Anthony Cotton.
The fine relates specifically to a tweet made by Ball (pictured) relating to Cotton's appearance on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here last November, in which he said, "That f**king queer. Get back to your sewing machine in Corrie, you moaning b**tard."
The FA was alerted to the tweet, which was later deleted. The £6,000 fine is the highest ever handed out for homophobia by the organisation, which has warned fotballers to be cautious about posting controversial views on social networking sites.