Suso fined for calling team-mate 'gay'

Suso, signed from Cadiz in 2010, has been warned about his future conduct

Liverpool's Suso has been fined £10,000 by the Football Association for calling team-mate Jose Enrique "gay" on Twitter.

The 19-year-old Spaniard has also been warned about his future conduct.

Suso last month posted a photo of Enrique having his teeth whitened with the comment: "What f*** is he doing? This guy is gay... he does everything except play football."

The attacking midfielder later deleted the tweet and uploaded the photo with a different comment, saying: "I dunno what to say..."

Suso has now been reprimanded for the remark.

The FA said in a statement: "Following an independent regulatory commission hearing yesterday, Liverpool's Jesus Fernandez Saez (Suso) has been fined £10,000 and warned as to his future conduct for a comment posted on Twitter.

"The charge, which the player admitted and requested a paper hearing, was that he acted in a way which was improper and/or brought the game into disrepute in that the comment was posted on his Twitter account and included a reference to a person/s sexual orientation and/or disability."

Suso has become an increasingly important member of the Reds' first-team and has made 13 appearances so far this season.

He moved to Anfield from hometown club Cadiz in 2010 and signed a new long-term contract in October.

Enrique later took to Twitter to express his surprise at Suso's punishment.

"Is amazing how FA can fine my friend Suso Fernandez for a banter thing. Was just a joke!!!" the Spaniard wrote.