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Michael Chopra fined for Twitter rant about training

He may have deleted it but the damage has already been done.

Updated 13.20

BLACKPOOL STRIKER MICHAEL Chopra took to Twitter this morning to vent his anger after being less than satisfied with what he was met with at training.

The former Newcastle and Cardiff man branded it a “fucking joke” after just six players showed up for a session that was taken by the fitness coach.

Chopra has since deleted the tweet but has found himself in hot water with Tangerines boss Paul Ince.

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UPDATE: The club has announced this afternoon that they have handed a fine of £10,000 and warned him about his future conduct.

“In light of a tweet from striker Michael Chopra, Blackpool Football Club can confirm that the player will receive a maximum fine and has been warned about his future conduct,” the statement reads.

“The club can confirm that Chopra was one of number of players asked to report to training as normal this morning for extra work with the fitness coach.

“Both the manager and the chairman are aware and disappointed with the contents of his tweet, prompting this course of action.

“The player, who has the right to appeal, has since apologised for the tweet and removed the contents from his account.

The manager has requested that the fine levied against Chopra, which equates to more than £10,000, be donated to the club’s Community Trust, to assist in their work as part of Altogether Now – A Legacy for Blackpool.

“The money will be utilised across a number of projects to improve the lives of young people in Blackpool, through the delivery of health, education and inclusion schemes.”

Originally posted at 11.05

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