FA fines Arsenal midfielder Frimpong £6,000 for Twitter comments

In addition to the fine, the 20-year old has been hit with a charge of improper conduct by the governing body after using "a derogatory term" to a Tottenham fan on the internet

Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong has been fined £6,000 by the Football Association for comments made on Twitter last month.

The governing body have 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".

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.