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Michael Ball fined £6,000 for homophobic tweet to Antony Cotton


By The Drum Team, Editorial

January 24, 2012 | 1 min read

Former Everton and Manchester City defender Michael Ball has been fined £6,000 by the Football Association for a homophobic message to Coronation Street star Antony Cotton on Twitter.

Ball said to Cotton, who plays the factory worker Sean Tully in the soap, at the time he has on I’m a Celebrity, saying "That fucking queer. Get back to your sewing machine in Corrie you moaning bastard."

The message has since been deleted on Twitter.

The 32-year-old, who admitted improper conduct, has been warned by the Football Association about future behaviour.

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