The Football Association has fined Liverpool attacker Suso £10,000 after finding him guilty of posting an inappropriate comment on Twitter earlier this month.
The charge relates to a remark that accompanied a photograph of Jose Enrique having his teeth whitened, which read: “What f*** is he doing ?… This guy is gay.
“He has some mentals problems. He does everything except play football.”
A statement on the FA’s website read: “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.”
The 19-year-old later removed the comment, posting an apology: “I didn’t mean it in that way about ‘gay’. Don’t want anyone to feel offended. Just joking. But anyway sorry.”
Jose Enrique later tweeted: “Is amazing how FA can fine my friend @suso30fernandez for a banter thing. Was just a joke!!!”