Footballers Charged Over Homophobic Tweets
Three Premiership footballers have been charged by the FA for making homophobic comments on Twitter.
Manchester United's Federico Macheda, Newcastle United's Nile Ranger and Walsall's Manny Smith have all been accused of acting improperly and bringing the game of football into "disrepute" by making a reference to a person sexual orientation on the social networking site.
The players have until 4pm tomorrow to respond to the charge.
Last month Leicester City's Michael Ball and West Ham's Ravel Morrison were both fined for posting homophobic comments on the social networking site.
In February, Ball was fined £6,000 by the FA for sending homophobic tweets to Coronation Street actor Anthony Cotton, while Morrison was fined £7,000 after he admitted a charge of using abusive and/or insulting words on Twitter, including a reference to a person's sexual orientation.