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Manchester United Striker Fined £15,000 For Homophobic Tweet

The Manchester striker Federico Macheda has been fined £15,000 ($24,000) for admitting to tweeting a homophobic slur.

This is the latest in a series of fines – many of which have been slapped on sports figures – for inappropriate tweeting.
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Former Indy-500 Winner Fined $30,000 For A Single Tweet

Sports and Twitter are a powerful combination. And often quite scary. I’m not sure what it is about the world’s fittest, but they seem to love getting themselves into hot water online – and manage to pull it off in just 140 characters.

USA Today reports that Helio Castroneves, a three-time winner of the Indianapolis 500, has been fined $30,000 for tweeting about IndyCar race director Brian Barnhart.
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