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Suso fined over Twitter comment

Danny Wilson, Jonjo Shelvey, Jose Enrique and Suso
Suso (right) has been fined for his tweet about Jose Enrique (second from right).
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Liverpool's Suso has been fined £10,000 (about $16,000) by the Football Association for calling teammate Jose Enrique "gay" on Twitter.

The 19-year-old midfielder also has been warned about his future conduct.

Suso last month posted a photo of Enrique having his teeth whitened with the comment: "What f*** is he doing? This guy is gay... he does everything except play football."

The attacking midfielder later deleted the tweet and uploaded the photo with a different comment: "I dunno what to say..."

Suso has been reprimanded for the remark.

The FA said in a statement: "Following an independent regulatory commission hearing Monday, Liverpool's Jesus Fernandez Saez (Suso) has been fined £10,000 and warned as to his future conduct for a comment posted on Twitter.

"The charge, which the player admitted and requested a paper hearing, was that
he acted in a way which was improper and/or brought the game into disrepute in that the comment was posted on his Twitter account and included a reference to a person/s sexual orientation and/or disability."

Suso has become an increasingly important member of the Reds' first team and has made 13 appearances so far this season.

The attacking midfielder moved to Anfield from hometown club Cadiz in 2010 and signed a new long-term contract in October.

Enrique later took to Twitter to express his surprise at Suso's punishment.

"Is amazing how FA can fine my friend Suso Fernandez for a banter thing. Was just a joke!!!'' the Spaniard wrote.


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