Suso fined for Twitter jibe at team-mate
The young midfielder has apologised after being fined and warned of his future conduct by the football authorities following the incident which took place last month.
The comment was made when Suso posted up a picture of defender Enrique having his teeth whitened, writing ” What f— is he doing? This guy is gay … he does everything except play football.”
He then deleted the tweet and uploaded the photo again with a different comment, instead saying “I dunno what to say …”
The FA however still took action on Tuesday after deeming the comments as homophobic, and issued Suso with a fine and a warning of his future conduct.
This lead to an apology from the young Spaniard on his Twitter page which read:
“I’m very sorry if anyone has been offended by my comments about the photo of my team-mate Jose Enrique.
“It was only a joke between the two of us. I realise that my words were unfortunate and it was not my intention to offend anyone. I apologise again if anyone was offended.”
Enrique was also quick to defend his compatriot and took to the social networking site to say, “Is amazing how FA can fine my friend Suso Fernandez for a banter thing. Was just a joke!”
On the plus side for 19-year-old Suso, he has enjoyed more first team opportunities under manager Brendan Rodgers, making 13 appearances so far this season.