St Neots footballer David Deeney admits Twitter abuse

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An amateur footballer has admitted posting abusive or insulting tweets after being charged by the Football Association (FA).

The FA had investigated 27-year-old St Neots defender David Deeney over allegations that posts were discriminatory about a disabled individual.

He also allegedly tweeted regarding sexual orientation and gender.

A hearing will be arranged in due course, the FA said.

It has not divulged the content of the tweets but said Mr Deeney had admitted charges under two FA rules which cover inappropriate comments made on social networking sites.

'Totally unacceptable'

The FA stated there is no set sanction in this type of case, but financial penalties are the most common.

When the investigation began last month, St Neots Town said it regarded the comments as "totally unacceptable" and it would follow a "strict and confidential disciplinary path to resolve the matter".

The Cambridgeshire club, who play in the Southern League Premier Division, said Mr Deeney had also been enrolled onto a residential Sporting Chance Clinic programme in order to "support" the player and "help him resolve any issues that he may have".

It is yet to comment on Mr Deeney's guilty plea.

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