Huth charged over Twit­ter

Lesotho Times - - Sport -

LON­DON — Stoke City de­fender Robert Huth (pic­tured) has been charged by the Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion with ag­gra­vated mis­con­duct in re­la­tion to com­ments posted on so­cial me­dia.

Huth ap­peared to re­spond to a Twit­ter ac­count that posts sex­ual images of in­di­vid­u­als and asks users to guess their gen­der. The 30-year-old Ger­man has un­til 6pm on 21 Jan­uary to re­spond to the charge.

The FA said in a state­ment: “It is al­leged the com­ments were in­de­cent and/or im­proper and/or brought the game into dis­re­pute, con­trary to FA rule E3(1). It is fur­ther al­leged that this breach of Rule E3(1) is an ‘ag­gra­vated breach’ as de­fined in rule E3(2), as it in­cluded a ref­er­ence to gen­der and/or gen­der re­as­sign­ment.”

Huth apol­o­gised ear­lier in Jan­uary for in­ter­ac­tions he made af­ter par­tic­i­pat­ing with a Twit­ter ac­count which in­vited users of the so­cial me­dia site to guess from cropped pho­to­graphs of peo­ple in ex­plicit poses whether those pic­tured have male or fe­male gen­i­talia.

A se­ries of tweets posted from Huth’s of­fi­cial ac­count showed the for­mer Chelsea and Mid­dles­brough player tak­ing part and mak­ing in­de­cent re­marks. He deleted the tweets and posted a mes­sage say­ing: “Clearly no of­fence was meant or di­rected to any­one, but apolo­gies if I’ve of­fended any­one.” — Guardian

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