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Peterborough chairman fined for Twitter outburst

Chairman of Peterborough United Darragh MacAnthony is the latest football personality to be charged with misconduct by the FA after comments made on social networking site Twitter.

Following The Posh's recent defeat at West Ham, MacAnthony took to the messaging site and posted: "Wouldn't it be nice to get referees with balls the size of melons instead of peanuts sometimes?"

At a non-personal hearing the FA fined him £2,000 and warned him about his future conduct.

MacAnthony reacted to the charge through his Twitter account by saying: "No comment or I'll be charged again. Re managers and referees: The FA police managers etc, who polices the officials when they make errors or mistakes etc?

"My comments are private and for friends only so weird how I was charged but haven't got time to fight it to be honest."

Peterborough lost the match 1-0 thanks to a Mark Noble penalty.


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