Twitter rap for Miller
Nottingham Forest striker Ishmael Miller has been fined £2,500 by the FA for comments he made on a social networking site.
Last Updated: 01/11/11 6:14pm
Nottingham Forest striker Ishmael Miller has been fined £2,500 by the Football Association for comments he made on a social networking site.
Miller used Twitter to post an angry response to fans that criticised his performance in a 1-0 defeat to Coventry on 15th October.
The 24-year-old later apologised for his outburst, but his remarks did not escape the attention of the FA.
As a result, he was charged with improper conduct/bringing the game into disrepute by English football's governing body.
An FA statement read: "Nottingham Forest's Ishmael Miller has been warned as to his future conduct and fined £2,500 for comments he made on Twitter.
"Miller had admitted the charge of improper conduct/bringing the game into disrepute for making comments on the social networking service."
While he has been punished by the FA, Miller has escaped sanction from Forest boss Steve Cotterill.
He vowed upon his appointment at the City Ground to fine players £1,000 per word for any comments they made on Twitter relating to club matters.
Cotterill has not taken any action on this occasion because the incident in question occurred prior to his arrival on Trentside.