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Danny Gabbidon

Danny Gabbidon

Danny Gabbidon

West Ham defender Danny Gabbidon has been fined and warned about his future conduct following comments posted on his Twitter account.

The 31-year-old was handed an 'improper conduct' charge in April by the Football Association for a foul-mouthed message in the wake of his side's 2-1 defeat to Aston Villa. Gabbidon, who has since closed down his account, wrote: "U know what, f*** the lot of you, u will never get another tweet from me again, you just don't get it do you. Bye bye."

The FA confirmed they have fined Gabbidon for his comments in a statement released on Tuesday, which read: "At an Independent Regulatory Commission, West Ham United defender Danny Gabbidon was fined and warned as to his future conduct."

The statement continued: "Gabbidon was charged with improper conduct in relation to media comments made on the social media site Twitter on 16 April 2011.

"Having admitted the charge, Gabbidon was fined £6,000."

Gabbidon's comments came just over a week after team-mate Carlton Cole was sanctioned by the FA for comments he made on Twitter about Ghana fans during their friendly against England.

Cole was also charged with improper conduct and fined £20,000 as well as being warned about his future conduct.

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