19 Jan 2011

Babel fined for tweet

10:15 am on 19 January 2011

The Liverpool striker Ryan Babel has been fined $20,000 over a Twitter post and warned about his future conduct.

The Dutch forward linked to a mocked-up picture of referee Howard Webb in a Manchester United shirt after Liverpool lost 1-0 at Old Trafford in the FA Cup.

Babel later apologised for the post but it was not enough for the 24-year-old to escape punishment today.