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Should FA ban footballers tweeting after latest gaff?

The FA will meet on Wednesday to discuss whether to charge Rio Ferdinand over his involvement in a 'choc ice' tweet that sparked an investigation by Derbyshire police.

Ferdinand deleted a tweet on Saturday that appeared to endorse the use of the allegedly racist phrase aimed at Chelsea defender Ashley Cole.

Derbyshire police confirmed they are investigating the initial tweet after receiving complaints from members of the public. Case for the defence: Ferdinand could be charged by the FA over his tweet

Ferdinand had responded to the message: 'I hear you fella! Choc ice is classic hahahahaha!!'.

The FA are waiting for an independent QC considers whether John Terry should be charged for his foul-mouthed row with Ferdinand's brother, Anton, which led to his race trial last week at Westminster Magistrates Court.

The 31-year-old was acquitted after team-mate Cole gave evidence for him.

This, the latest in a line of player tweet gaffs will surely have managers and clubs alike thinking about banning players from tweeting.

FM

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