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Liverpool Young’n Suso Fined £10k For Calling Jose Enrique ‘Gay’ On Twitter

By Chris Wright

The FA have just announced that Liverpool midfielder Suso has been fined to the tune of £10,000 for ‘referencing a person’s sexual orientation and/or disability‘ on Twitter – more specifically calling teammate and compatriot Jose Enrique ‘gay’ and joking that had ‘mental problems’ after posting the following photo…

That’s one largely inoffensive, markedly unfunny and exorbitantly expensive joke right there.

Yes, it would appear over-sensitive on the FA’s part, especially seeing as it was obviously little more than flippant, throw-away BAAAAAAAANNNNNNTTTTZZZZZ!!!!, but for good or bad Suso is a professional footballer and therefore now duty-bound to use social media in the most anodyne manner possible for risk of ‘not setting a good example’ to the kiddywinks – of this fact, he was well aware.

It’s over the top, but at least the FA are attempting to apply a blanket punishment for all ill-judged social media bollock-drops. At least they’re trying to do something.

Being 10k lighter than he was this morning, Suso will definitely think twice about his Tweets from now on.

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By Chris on December 18th, 2012 in Liverpool, Media. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

11 Responses to “Liverpool Young’n Suso Fined £10k For Calling Jose Enrique ‘Gay’ On Twitter”

  1. C says:

    The FA hard at work with the important issues, as always!

  2. Sjakie Meulemans says:

    Twitter is such a disaster.

  3. TravisKOP says:

    useless twats waste their time on shit like this and skirt the actual real football issues

  4. MGJ says:

    When will footballers learn that the FA/UEFA/FIFA etc are just waiting to get rick from their ignorant tweets? It’s a shame hefty fines aren’t given for worse things.

  5. Has says:

    That fine is not necessary, just a bit of banter

  6. GiveFootballBack says:

    What happens to the fines? Charities?

  7. sloth says:

    I agree that the FA tends to be a bit ridiculous about some of the more serious issues in the game…

    HOWEVER: As banal is this is, it is an example of homophobic language (before you say it’s not, it fucking is; using the word gay as a negative adjective is by definition homophobic). I don’t think Suso is a homophobe, but maybe just a little dim. We collectively need to work to eliminate homophobic slang from our vocabulary, and as footballers are some of the more influential role models in society, it’s good that the FA has taken this stand.

    OK go ahead, flame me.

  8. Wynton says:

    I’m not homophobic or anything like that at all, but come on getting your teeth whitened bare-chested is pretty fucking gay, isn’t it!?

  9. Jesus says:

    Whitening your teeth si not gay till you post it on twitter. Lol

    Good boy, Suso!

  10. rgc says:

    this is annoying. it’s even more annoying that they don’t seem to get that this is offensive even if it is banter.
    sloth, i totally agree with you.

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