United’s Macheda fined $24,000 for anti-gay tweet

Manchester United striker Federico Macheda has been fined 15,000

pounds ($24,000) by the English Football Association for making a

homophobic comment on Twitter

Macheda, currently on loan at Queens Park Rangers, was found

guilty of using ”an abusive and/or insulting word including a

reference to a person’s sexual orientation.”

West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison was fined 7,000 pounds

($11,000) two weeks ago for a similar offense.