Norwich Defender Ryan Bennett Charged by The FA

By: Elaine Brand |
25/04/13 |
Ryan Bennett

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Norwich City defender Ryan Bennett has been charged by the Football Association for comments made on Twitter.

The 23-year-old has been accused of using “abusive and/or insulting and/or threatening words” on the social networking site. He has until 4pm tomorrow to respond to the charge.

Bennett closed his Twitter account on Tuesday, tweeting: “Being charged by FA, for replying to someone coming for me, that’s the reason so bye bye all.”

He added: “Officially going to delete twitter! Seems you can’t say what you want on here, public can say why [what] they want bit [but] seems I can’t reply!”

Bennett is understood to have been involved in heated exchanges with football supporters through the social networking site.

The Canaries confirmed he will be disciplined internally but made no further comment.

The young defender started his career as an apprentice at Grimsby Town before moving on to Peterborough. He joined Norwich last year and scored his first Premier League goal during last weekend’s 2-1 win over Reading.