Andre Gray will be charged for homophobic tweets

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BURNLEY, ENGLAND - AUGUST 20: Andre Gray of Burnley celebrates scoring his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Burnley and Liverpool at Turf Moor on August 20, 2016 in Burnley, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

A footballer who used to say that gays deserved being burnt will be chased by law for it. Even though he apologized, he is now facing action from the FA, who operate a zero-tolerance policy for homophobic conduct.An FA statement said: “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.” Under the FA rules he could face a £12,000 fine and a two-match ban over the incident

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