Blackpool fine Michael Chopra over expletive tweet

Championship side Blackpool have taken action against their player after he vented his anger on Twitter.

Blackpool have been going through some rotten form of late, with just one point collected from their last seven games. They were also knocked out of the FA Cup on Saturday after a 2-1 defeat to fellow Championship side Bolton Wanderers.

Fans have expressed their dismay, with recent displays being booed and it seems the players are also unhappy with events at the club. Something has obviously gone wrong in recent weeks and it is having a major effect on results, and Blackpool are sliding down the table.

Michael Chopra today expressed his views on training at the club and how unprofessional it was. Unfortunately he expressed his views on Twitter rather than talking directly to the club, and now Blackpool have decided to fine him the maximum possible amount, which could be £10,000.

Michael Chopra quickly took down the tweet but not before it had been retweeted numerous times, including by Paddy Power.

Blackpool quickly released a statement on their website saying '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.'

Whilst I am not condemning Chopra's actions it does make you wonder why exactly he was one of only a handful of players at training today just with the fitness coach. He certainly seemed surprised by it or perhaps he was disappointed that Paul Ince felt he needed extra fitness training. It now looks unlikely that Chopra will be in the starting line up for Blackpool's game with Middlesbrough on Saturday.

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