Monday, 17 January 2011

Ryan Babel fined £10000 over Howard Webb Twitter outburst

Ryan Babel has been fined £10,000 and warned about his future conduct for posting comments and a doctored picture of Howard Webb on Twitter.
The Holland international was charged with improper conduct by the Football Association after he used the social networking site to criticise the official.
After the Reds' FA Cup exit at Manchester United, where Liverpool conceded a controversial first-minute penalty and had captain Steven Gerrard sent off, Babel posted a mocked-up picture of Webb wearing a United shirtHe also wrote: 'And they call him one of the best referees? That's a joke. SMH (shaking my head).'
Babel later apologised for his comments and posted: 'My apology if they take my posted pic seriously. This is just an emotional reaction after losing an important game. Sorry Howard Webb.'
At a regulatory commission hearing the 24-year-old was fined £10,000 and warned as to his future conduct.

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