Michael Chopra was slapped with a hefty £10,000 fine this week following his inappropriate reaction to what he thought was a botched training session at Blackpool.
As reported by the Daily Star, the former Newcastle United striker turned up to practice one morning, only to send out the following tweet in response:
"F***ing joke this. Come in training only six f***ing players here then find out the fitness coach taken the football session."
It later turned out that Chopra had only been asked to come in due to the fact that Paul Ince's regulars had been given the day off.
A Blackpool spokesman said the following in a statement after the 30-year-old's tweet had been deleted:
The player will receive a maximum fine and has been warned about his future conduct. The club can confirm that Chopra was one of number of players asked to report to training as normal for extra work with the fitness coach.
Both the manager and the chairman are aware and disappointed with the contents of his tweet, prompting this course of action. The player, who has the right to appeal, has since apologised for the tweet and removed the contents from his account.
The manager has requested that the fine levied against Chopra, which equates to more than £10,000, be donated to the club’s Community Trust, to assist in their work as part of Altogether Now - A Legacy for Blackpool.
In yet another case of social media helping to land a player in an unnecessary amount of hot water, twitchy trigger fingers jumping the gun strike once again.