Port Vale striker Tom Pope suspended – reportedly for Twitter abuse

Port Vale have confirmed that veteran striker Tom Pope has been suspended for one match.

A brief club statement said:

Port Vale can confirm that Tom Pope has been suspended for one match with immediate effect for breach of FA Rule E3.

The club will be making no futher comment at this time.

However, according to reports on the Sentinel newspaper and the BBC the ban relates to abuse on social media platform Twitter.