Morrison charged over gay slur
15 February 2012, 16:51
England - West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison
faces disciplinary action by the Football Association after being
charged with an alleged homophobic comment posted on Twitter.
who joined West Ham from Manchester United in the January transfer
window, is alleged to have made the remark during an exchange with
another user on the micro-blogging site.
The FA had initially
contacted the 19-year-old last week for his comments on the allegation
before deciding to formally charge him.
"West Ham United's Ravel
Morrison has been charged under FA Rule E3 for use of abusive and/or
insulting words including a reference to a person's sexual orientation,"
the FA said in a statement.
Morrison was widely regarded as one
of the most talented youngsters ever to be unearthed by Manchester
United, but was sold by the English champions amid ongoing off-the-field
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