Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong has been fined £6,000 by the Football Association for comments made on Twitter last month.
The governing body has also charged the former Wolves loanee with improper conduct as well as issuing a warning about the player's future conduct on the social networking website.
The charge relates to a comment made on his official page on July 15 where the Ghanian-born player tweeted: "if you going church today Pray For me Giving today A Miss".
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This was met with a response from a Tottenham fan who replied: "I prayed you break your arms and legs".
Frimpong responded by retweeting the post and adding a derogatory term which "included a reference to faith".
A statement on the FA's official website read that Frimpong's tweet was "amounting to improper conduct and/or which brought the game into disrepute".
Despite quickly removing the post the 20-year old did not escape punishment, but has since responded via twitter following the FA's charge.
"Just wanna Say didn't even no the word is offensive as u hear it all the time but u live and learn from ur mistakes Have a gd afternoon" Frimpong said.