FA Charges Morrison Over Twitter Comments

New signing Morrison has been formally charged by the FA over his remarks on Twitter.

Ravel Morrison, the 19 year old who was signed just before the transfer deadline from Manchester United is said to have made the comments on popular social networking site Twitter in response to some remarks.

Just last week the FA wrote to Morrison asking for his comments and observations on the matter. The FA have now formally charged the player. A statement on the FA website read: “West Ham United’s Ravel Morrison has been charged under FA Rule E3 for use of abusive and/or insulting words including a reference to a person’s sexual orientation.”

This incident is not the best start to Morrison’s West Ham career and as we mentioned in previous posts, he was also involved in other controversies whilst at Manchester United. Despite rating the youngster highly and saying that he was one of the finest prospects to come out of the club in recent years, United allowed Morrison to leave.

Ravel Morrison, who has yet to play a game for the irons, has until 4 p.m this Friday to respond to the FA’s charges.

Big Sam Hits Out At Tackle Hysteria

That’s right, big Sam Allardyce the hammers’ boss has hit out at the “hysteria” surrounding two-footed tackles.

West Ham is without their captain Kevin Nolan for the next three matches after he was sent off for a two footed “lunge” at Millwall’s Jack Smith last weekend. Having said that, Man City’s Vincent Kompany was also given his marching orders last month after cleanly winning the ball from Manchester United’s Nani. Allardyce therefore, is understandably unhappy with the referees’ current interpretation of such tackles.

Allardyce said:

“There’s a hysteria in the game in this country that every two-footed challenge is a red card and the referees are being put under pressure to give a red card, whether it’s a dangerous challenge or not”.

“I can’t remember a player being stretchered off from a two-footed challenge – at West Ham, Blackburn, Newcastle and Bolton, in 10 years of management, I can’t remember a two-footed challenge, going to ground, injuring a player.

“There’s a hysteria about it unfortunately, but I can’t say that it’s dangerous.

“It looks bad, but we are not on about looking bad.

“There are tackles that don’t look bad that are far worse than that, believe me.”

So there you have it. Sometimes it makes you wonder if football is still a man’s game. I believe in “going in hard” but not leg breaking hard if you know what I mean. But with all these fairies jumping up and down at the fist sight of a “lunge” and the ref being taken in by their charade, it does make you wonder, doesn’t it?

Ravel Morrison To Explain Tweet

Hammer’s new signing Ravel Morrison has been told to explain his comments made on the popular social networking site Twitter. he will be hauled up in front of West Ham’s top brass today, Thursday to explain his homophobic comments.

Morrison had Wednesday off and will be asked to explain his unsavory comments to non-football personnel, including club secretary Andrew Pincher, today.

The Football Association have written to Morrison, who has yet to play for West Ham following his £650,000 transfer from Manchester United, asking for his ‘observations’ on the matter. The player has until Monday to respond to their request.
Although Ravel Morrison has deleted the offending tweet,the player still faces an FA charge.

The FA’s guidelines on social networking, published earlier this year, read: “Any comments which are deemed improper, bring the game into disrepute, or are threatening, abusive, indecent or insulting may lead to disciplinary action.
“Comments which are personal in nature or could be construed as offensive, use foul language or contain direct or indirect threats aimed at other participants are likely to be considered improper.”

Ravel Morrison In Deep Water Over Tweet

West Ham new boy Ravel Morrison is under fire for posting a homophobic comment on the social networking site Twitter.


Apparently Morrison was provoked on Twitter and he thus responded: “Crack head? Go suck out u little faggot your a guy that talks if u see me you try slap me I’m in Manchester every week.” The tweet was later deleted.

The Football Association have contacted Ravel Morrison to explain his comments on the site. A statement from West Ham said: “Ravel and the club will cooperate fully with the FA’s request and have until Monday evening to respond.”

A spokesperson for the Justin Fashanu Campaign commented:

“It’s disappointing to hear that yet another professional footballer in England has used homophobic language.”

It’s not the first time Morrison has been in hot water either and has seen his career marked with a few choice incidents such as an altercation with his girlfriend and witness intimidation.

Ravel Morrison was tipped to be one of the best talents ever to emerge at Old Trafford since Paul Scholes. He joined the Irons for a fee of around £1m, rising to £2m after Man Utd mangaer Sir Alex Ferguson reportedly ran out of patience with his behaviour.

Kevin Nolan Out For Three

This is a bit of a blow for the Hammers: Kevin Nolan is to sit out the iron’s next THREE matches!


West Ham United opted not to appeal against the red card their skipper picked up on Saturday’s 2-1 win at Upton Park against old foes Millwall. Nolan picked up the red card just after 9 minutes of play and left his team to play 81 minutes against a Millwall side who were “up for it”.

The red card was shown to the hammer’s skipper for the two footed lunge at Millwall’s Jack Smith.