Ipswich Town: Jay Emmanuel-Thomas faces FA charge following Twitter message

Ipswich Town footballer Jay Emmanuel-Thomas has today been charged by the FA following a message he

Ipswich Town footballer Jay Emmanuel-Thomas has today been charged by the FA following a message he posted on Twitter. - Credit: Ashley Pickering

Ipswich Town footballer Jay Emmanuel-Thomas has today been charged by the FA following a message he posted on Twitter.

The midfielder, who was transfer-listed at the end of last season, faces a misconduct charge after he allegedly made a comment referring “to a person or persons’ sexual orientation” on the social media website.

A statement released by the FA said: “Ipswich Town’s Jay Emmanuel-Thomas has been charged by The FA for an alleged breach of FA Rule E3 in that he posted a comment on Twitter which was improper and/or brought the game into disrepute.

“It is further alleged that breach includes a reference to a person or persons’ sexual orientation within the meaning of FA Rule E3(2).”

The Super Blues player has until 4pm on Wednesday to respond to the charge.


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An Ipswich Town spokesman said: “We have spoken to Jay about his comments. We are aware that he has been charged by the FA. We will see how things progress from there.”

According to recent transfer speculation, the Town player could be nearing a move to Bristol City.

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