QPR’s Rio Ferdinand won’t appeal three-match ban for Twitter conduct

According to the Telegraph, Queens Park Rangers defender Rio Ferdinand won’t contest his three-match ban for social media conduct.

The former Manchester United centre-back was guilty of using the derogatory term “sket” in an argument with another Twitter user’s, and it has subsequently landed the 34-year-old a £25,000 fine and three-match ban.

Ferdinand feels he has been unfair treated considering the conduct of a host of other football figures in the game, but won’t appeal the decision as he feels the FA’s system is broken.

Only half of the independent cases relating to social media offences have resulted in charges given, and former Cardiff manager Malky Mackay and scout Iain Moody both inexplicably avoided FA punishment for sexist, homophobic and racist language used.

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