Gray charged for Tweets

Burnley striker Andre Gray has been charged by the Football Association for comments he made on social media in 2012.

The 25-year-old Burnley striker, who was in the news for his goal against Liverpool in their 2-0 win, made a number of homophobic tweets between 9 January 2012 and 11 March 2012.

Gray's comments, while still a Hinckley United player, were dug up following the Clarets famous win; while he was quick to apologise for any offence caused.

Part of a statement from the player read: "I would like to respond to media reports with regards to previous tweets posted from my Twitter account.

"Firstly, I want to offer a sincere and unreserved apology to anybody I may have offended in relation to these tweets. The tweets were posted four years ago when I was a completely different person to the man I am now. I was at a very different point in my life back then – one that I've worked hard to move on from."

"Thankfully I am not the guy I was back then."

But the FA revealed on their official website on Tuesday a charge for the former Luton Town and Brentford frontman.

The statement read: "Burnley's Andre Gray has been charged with misconduct in respect of social media comments made between 9 January 2012 and 11 March 2012.

"It is alleged the comments were abusive and/or insulting and/or improper and/or brought the game into disrepute contrary to FA Rule E3(1).

"It is further alleged that these breaches include reference to an "aggravating factor", namely, sexual orientation and/or gender and/or colour and/or race contrary to FA Rule E3(2).

"The player has until 6pm on Wednesday 31 August 2016 to respond to the charge."

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